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Surface Blasting Course


Our premier SURFACE BLASTING course is an intense, 3-day, field-oriented program covering all aspects of the latest, state-of-the-art blasting methods and technology.

Course instructors dive into a broad base of explosives topics focused on improving a blast’s performance including blast design, measurements, and geological factors relating to shot design. Attendees will learn more about vibration control, trenching and transient pressures, as well as controlled blasting and performance.

• Attendees will be instructed on the history of explosives, commercial explosives, delivery systems, electronic and pyrotechnic initiation systems, rock face profiling technology and blast design

Explosives topics focus on improving a blast’s performance including blast design, measurements, and geological factors relating to shot design

• Updates on electronic blasting systems, blast design and supporting technologies

• Course has been approved for Continuing Education hours

• A course certificate will be issued upon completion

Tour of Crazy Horse Memorial is included

• For registration information, please contact Robert McClure (740) 363-6976


SEMINAR DATE: September 4 - 6, 2019. Or call to set up a custom course.

TIME ZONE: Rapid City is Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)

SEMINAR SITES: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and the Crazy Horse Memorial

TELEPHONE: Robert McClure (740) 363-6976



SPECIAL ROOM RATES: Room reservations are the responsibility of each attendee. To make your reservations, you must identify the RAM course block of rooms at the time the reservation is requested. Individual guests will be responsible for their own guest room and incidental charges.
Howard Johnson’s Rapid City Hotel
Phone #: (605) 737-4656

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: $990.00/person USD. Subject to change.

FEE: $1100.00/person USD. Subject to change.


PAYMENT: We accept check or major credit cards - MasterCard, Visa or American Express only.

TO PAY BY CHECK: Download the registration form, complete and mail along with check made payable to R.A. McClure Inc. at:
R.A. McClure Inc.
2116 Hardin Lane
Powell, Ohio 43065.

REGISTRATION FORMS: Click here to download registration form, complete and fax back to 740.362.3946. Or click here to complete the online registration for the 2019 Surface Course.


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