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 (Wednesday evening)

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

A Shuttle service will be provided from Howard Johnson to the seminar site


**Due to circumstances beyond our control, topics and speakers are subject to change without notice. **


SEMINAR DATE: No dates scheduled at this time.  Contact us to customize/schedule a course for you!

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. Contact Howard Johnson for special room rates. Individual guests will be responsible for their own guest room and incidental charges.


FEE: $1100.00/person USD.
If you are unable to attend after registering, call to substitute another person or transfer to a future RAM Inc EES course without penalty. All cancellations, substitutions or transfers must be made in writing. If you must cancel, 80% of the registration fee is refundable up until three weeks before the course. RAM Inc reserves the right to cancel the course at any time. A full refund would then be issued.

TO PAY BY CHECK: Mail check made payable to R.A. McClure Inc. at:
R.A. McClure Inc.
1195 Slack Road, Unit B
Delaware, Ohio 43015.