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.






2020 Chapter Officers and

Board of Directors


President:            Mike Chiurato


Secretary:            Joe Stack


Treasurer:            Jerry Fulghum


Board Members:   Mike Burneson


                            Todd Quigley




                                                                        What’s New   (as of July 29, 2020):



               The Summer 2020 newsletter is now posted.  Find it HERE.


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Coming Events and Items of Interest:



           February 7 – 10, 2021


     The ISEE’s 47th Annual Conference on

             Explosives and Blasting Technique

             originally scheduled for Orlando, FL


             Has Been Cancelled




            February, 2021 


       The Golden West Chapter’s annual

              business meeting and crab feed

              is still planning to be held if

              conditions allow.  Updates will be

              sent via e-mail and will also

              appear on this website.




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        guidelines and wear a face mask when

        you are near others.  The life you save

        might be mine!         


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       be of interest to the membership,

       please contact the webmaster HERE

       so that we might include it.)




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