Who doesn’t love an explosion?

For your Thursday viewing pleasure we have the world’s biggest open pit blast at BHP’s (ASX:BHP) Jimblebar iron ore mine in Western Australia back in 2017. Enjoy.

If you’re wondering what blown out shots are, that’s when a blast goes off prematurely. Before your mind goes straight to the gutter, that’s when the fractured rock has nowhere to go. It then compacts the area almost into solid rock again – so not much fun for the diggers.