The Golden West Chapter

of the

International Society of Explosives Engineers


The Golden West Chapter of the ISEE serves northern and central California and western Nevada as a body of specialists composed of all segments of the explosives industry readily available to provide services in the matters which affect the manufacture, transportation, storage and use of explosives and related equipment.






2017 Chapter Officers and

Board of Directors


President:            Mike Chiurato


Secretary:            Danniell Edwards


Treasurer:            Jerry Fulghum


Board Members:   Mike Burneson


                            Ladd Stephenson




                                                                        What’s New   (as of December 21, 2017):


                       The Winter 2017 issue of the Chapter’s award winning newsletter, The Primer,

                              can be found  HERE or by clicking on the Newsletter button above.


                       Mark your new 2018 calendar on February 24th to reserve the evening to

                              celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of our Chapter.

                                                     A fun time will be had by all.          




Coming Events and Items of Interest:




             January 28 – 31, 2018


            ISEE’s 44th Annual Conference on

                Explosives and Blasting Technique


            Location:  San Antonio, Texas


            More information HERE.


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            February 24, 2018


            Golden West Chapter Annual

                   Business Meeting and Dinner


            Location:  Mt. Pleasant Hall,

                                    near Lincoln, CA


            Specifics will be found in the current

                     issue of The Primer HERE.


             We will be celebrating the Golden

                West Chapter’s 30th Birthday.


            All former and current members

                       are urged to attend.


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           June 17 – 20, 2018


       Note that this is ONE WEEK earlier 

              than previously scheduled.


           The American Rock Mechanics Assn



  The  52nd Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics



           Location:  Seattle, Washington


           More information HERE




   (If you are aware of an event that might

       be of interest to the membership,

       please contact the webmaster HERE

       so that we might include it.)




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Alpha Explosives


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Austin Powder


Commercial Filtration Supply


GMU Geotechnical, Inc.




Matheson Mining Consultants, Inc.


Municon Consultants


Neil’s Controlled Blasting, L.P.


Nobel Insurance Services


Redpath Geophysics


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