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




††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Whatís New†† (as of October 2, 2017):


†††††††††††††††††††††† The Fall 2017 issue of the Chapterís award winning newsletter, The Primer,

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†††††††††††††††††††††† We received a note from Ron Mask of Instantel announcing their new website

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and also a new trade-in program for purchasers of Instantelís Micromate.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† To visit their new website, click HERE or the Instantel link in the list of

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† sponsors below.To learn more about the trade-in program, e-mail

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Instantel Sales HERE.

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Coming Events and Items of Interest:

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†††††††††††† December 3 Ė 4, 2017


†††††††††††† SME Arizona Conference


†††††††††††† Location:††† Tucson, Arizona


†††††††††††† More information HERE





††††††††††† January 28 Ė 31, 2018


††††††††††† ISEEís 44th Annual Conference on

††††††††††††††† Explosives and Blasting Technique


††††††††††† Location:San Antonio, Texas


††††††††††† More information HERE.




††††††††††† February 24, 2018


††††††††††† Golden West Chapter Annual

†††††††††††††††††† Business Meeting and Dinner


††††††††††† Location:Mt. Pleasant Hall,

††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††near Lincoln, CA


†††††††††††† We will be celebrating the Golden

††††††††††††††† West Chapterís 30th Birthday.


††††††††††† All former and current members

†††††††††††††††††††††† are urged to attend.





†† (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


These are the companies who make this

website and our newsletter possible.Click on the

names below and you will be taken to their website or

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



Alpha Explosives


Atlas Copco


Austin Powder


Commercial Filtration Supply


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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