An explosive mixture of ammonium nitrate, trinitrotoluene (TNT), and powdered aluminum. Ammonal was originally developed for mining in England in 1915. Early compositions used ammonium nitrate (65%), TNT (15%), aluminum (17%) and charcoal (3%). Ammonal was used in explosives in World War I and it is still used as an industrial explosive. Current mixtures usually contain ammonium nitrate (22%), TNT (67%) and aluminum (11%).
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