Alfred Nobel Provides Dynamite Demonstration

Alfred Nobel demonstrated detonating a stable amount of nitroglycerin-based explosive to test its mining applications at the Merstham Quarry in Redhill, Surrey, England on July 14, 1867. Various dynamite formulas are still widely used in present day mining operations.

Date:
      July 14, 1867
Name(s):
      Alfred Nobel
Occupation:
      Chemist
Location:
      Redhill, Surrey, England

Additional Information:

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