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 March 13, 2017):


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

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


                       Mark July 22nd on your calendar NOW so you won’t forget to sign up for the GW

                              Chapter’s fund-raising Annual Clay Shoot!  Not only do you get a fun day of

                              proving your marksmanship (or marksladyship), but you also get to eat a

                              fantastic lunch prepared by our world-acclaimed chef, Lake Herman Mike!


                              Watch for details in the next issue of The Primer.




Coming Events and Items of Interest:




           June 25 – 28, 2017


            51st U S Rock Mechanics

                   Geomechanics Symposium


            Location:  San Francisco, California


            More information from the

            American Rock Mechanics            

            Association  HERE 




            July 22, 2017


            Golden West Chapter Annual

                  Clay Shoot


            Location:  Coon Creek Trap &

                                  Skeet Club  -

                             Rio Oso, California


            Details to be announced in the

               Summer 2017 issue of The Primer,

                    coming in June.




            January 28 – 31, 2018


            ISEE’s 44th Annual Conference on

                Explosives and Blasting Technique


            Location:  San Antonio, Texas


            Details to follow on the ISEE website.





   (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


Atlas Copco


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


Texas AGA, Inc.


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