About Us

Established in 1999, Eloranta & Associates Inc. is a world leader in blast optimization. Principle, Jack Eloranta, has 29 years of blasting experience. Located on Minnesota’s Mesabi Range, E&A Inc. provides expertise in blasting, mining and geology. He holds undergraduate degrees in Geology and Mining plus a Master’s in mining, all from the University of Wisconsin. He worked 22 years for U.S. Steel Corporation in iron ore at the Minntac Mine. He has authored over two dozen papers on mining and blasting and revised the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) Handbook chapter on open pit and quarry operations. He was a founding
officer and is a five-term president of the Lake Superior Chapter of the ISEE. In 2004, he was awarded the President’s Award by ISEE for meritorious service to the explosives industry. He is a member of the Society of Mining Engineers. He is a pilot and a twenty-gallon blood donor. In 2005, he was elected to the board of directors for the ISEE, where he currently serves as Vice President – Technical for ISEE.

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