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Most dynamite contains some amount of nitroglycerine with oxidizers and binder material in a cylindrical form with a buff or white-colored wax paper wrapper.  Common sizes in Oregon range from 1 1/4" x 8" to 2" x 16".
Over time, the dynamite will "weep" or "sweat" its nitroglycerine, which can then pool in the bottom of the box.  Crystals will form on the outside of the sticks.  THIS CREATES A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.  While the actual possibility of explosion without a cap is minimal - do not move or handle.  Call for assistance with disposal immediately.
It is illegal to have explosives in your possession without a permit to do so. Contact the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office for information regarding receiving a Certificate of Possession explosives possession, storage, and other safety requirements.
Dynamite is dangerous, PLEASE DO NOT HANDLE!
Don´t move it or try to dispose of it yourself.  Call us, and we´ll take care of it for you.
 After the dynamite to the left was laid out, it was burned, as shown on the right.
Dynamite Burn
Dynamite Explosion
This explosion is one of a series conducted during "Dipole Might" testing.
Dynamite From Mine
Dynamite recovered in a mine in Eastern Oregon.
A Case of dynamite found in an old barn.
 Old Dynamite
One stick out of a case of dynamite found underneath a street in Corvallis during the repair of a storm drain.  The stick is dated 1948.  At that time the street was farmland.