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.






2018 Chapter Officers and

Board of Directors


President:††††††††††† Mike Chiurato


Secretary: †††††††††††Joe Stack


Treasurer:††††††††††† Jerry Fulghum


Board Members:†† Mike Burneson


††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ladd Stephenson




††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††† ††Whatís New†† (as of December 31, 2018):


†††††††††††††††††††††† The Winter issue of the Chapter newsletter, The Primer, has been published

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†††††††††††††† The annual business meeting of the Golden West Chapter will be held on Saturday,

††††††††† February 23, 2019. Details can be found in the newsletter.Mark your calendar to attend.


†††††††††††††† The Golden West Chapter would like to take this opportunity to thank the many

†††††††††††††† Sponsors whose ads help us provide scholarships for deserving students.

†††††††††††††† Our scholarships are funded by several sources of income, with advertising

†††††††††††††† playing a very large part.Thank you for your support! ††††††††††††††††

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Coming Events and Items of Interest:

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††††††††††† January 27 - 30, 2019


††† The ISEE presents the 45th Annual

†††††† Conference on Explosives and

††††††††††††††† Blasting Technique


†††††† Location:Nashville, Tennessee


†††††† More information HERE




††††††††††† February 23, 2019


††† The Golden West Chapter Annual

†††††††† Business Meeting and Dinner


†††††††† Location:†† Lincoln, California


†††††††† More information is in the

†††††† current issue of The Primer HERE.




††††††††††††† May 11, 2019


††† The Golden West Chapterís annual

††††††††† clay shoot & scholarship

†††††††††††††††††††† fundraiser.


††††††††† Location:Coon Creek Trap Club,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lincoln, California


††††††††† More information to follow.




†† (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.)




Our Sponsors


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their e-mail address if they do not have a website. To see their ads on our website, CLICK HERE.


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in our newsletter and on our website, rates and

instructions can be found HERE.



Alpha Explosives


Atlas Copco


Austin Powder


Commercial Filtration Supply


EROCK Associates LLC


GMU Geotechnical, Inc.




Matheson Mining Consultants, Inc.


Municon Consultants


Neilís Controlled Blasting, L.P.


Nobel Insurance Services


Redpath Geophysics


Texas AGA, Inc.


Tread Corporation





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