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38th annual conference of ISEE

The 38th annual conference of ISEE was held in Nashville, Tennessee on
February 12-15. Despite the state of the US economy, record attendance was
set. Over 60 technical papers were presented and the accompanying tradeshow
was a success.

past presidents 2011 wrap-up

Here it is the middle of Feb. and more than half of the winter is past. Brace though, we all know the snow is going to arrive. As you may already be aware I passed the gavel onto Nick Johnson at the 2011 x-mas party which was actually held on Jan. 6th, 2012. Despite chapter meeting attendance being low in 2011, we had an active year.

2011 Presidents letter

Hi all! I hope everyone is having a great summer and enjoys what little is left.

Viking becomes part of Austin Powder

To: All employees of Viking Explosives and Continental Nitrogen

From: The DHB Management Team

Date: January 4, 2011

Subject: Transaction completed with Austin Powder Company

White Pine Mine Tour, early 1990's

This was one of our first chapter trips. We were able to tour the White Pine under ground copper mine in Michigan shortly before it cloased. Our thanks to Tom Barkley for arranging this trip.

Primer Tests

When was the last time you checked the strength of your primers? You
depend on the primer for proper initiation of the powder column. If
the primer is not doing it's job the results could be costly. To test
our primers we used a mild steel plate 5/8" thick and approx. one
foot square. The plate was positioned on an empty detonating cord

First Meeting of 2011

The Lake Superior Chapter held its first meeting of the year at Valentini's Supper Club in Chisholm, MN on Thursday March 17th, 2010. About two dozen members were on hand for door prizes, drinks, camaraderie and a featured speaker.