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Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements, Bert Chapman Oct 2017

Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Rare earth elements (REE) contain unique chemical physical properties such as lanthamum, are found in small concentrations, need extensive precise properties to separate, and are critical components of modern technologies such as laser guidance systems, personal electronics such as IPhones, satellites, and military weapons systems as varied as Virginia-class fast attack submarines, DDG-51 Aegis destroyers, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and precision guided munitions. The U.S. has some rare earth resources, but is heavily dependent on access to them from countries as varied as Afghanistan, Bolivia, and China. Losing access to these resources would have significant adverse economic, military ...


Eveleth, Minnesota: A Portrait Of My Home Town, Judith I. Luna Dec 2016

Eveleth, Minnesota: A Portrait Of My Home Town, Judith I. Luna

Theses and Dissertations

This 30-minute documentary film provides snapshots of the small northeastern iron mining town of Eveleth, Minnesota, on the Mesabi Iron Range. It uses a two-pronged approach: 1) a first-person return to the town by the filmmaker almost 50 years after graduating from high school to see how the town may have changed, 2) a look at some historical and cultural factors which made the town what it was when the filmmaker was growing up and what continues to animate the town in the face of iron mining’s decline and rebirth. The latter include the immigrant experience and influence as ...


A Life Cycle Assessment Of A Uranium Mine In Namibia, Janine Lambert Jun 2016

A Life Cycle Assessment Of A Uranium Mine In Namibia, Janine Lambert

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Uranium mining and nuclear power is a controversial topic as of late, especially in light of the recent Fukushima event. Although the actual use of nuclear fuel has minimal environmental impact, its issues come at the very beginning and end of the fuel’s life cycle in both the mining and fuel disposal process. This paper focuses on a life cycle analysis (LCA) of uranium mine in the desert nation of Namibia in Southern Africa. The goal of this LCA is to evaluate the environmental effects of uranium mining. The LCA focuses on water and energy embodiment such that they ...


Liberty's Last Post Office: A Story Of A Gold Mining Camp In Washington State, Wesley C. Engstrom Mar 2016

Liberty's Last Post Office: A Story Of A Gold Mining Camp In Washington State, Wesley C. Engstrom

Works by Local Authors

There was once a large center of activity in the Swauk Basin of upper Kittitas County. The place is called Liberty. Liberty was once the most action packed place in Kittitas County. At least it was for a while after gold was discovered in Swauk Creek. Like many gold camps the place boomed and ebbed over the years. Unlike some other places it never quite went completely bust. It came close, and fortunately for some it didn’t. It still exists today as a living ghost town.

The Liberty story has been told before in various ways. This telling of ...


Mining And Civilization, Fathi Habashi Jul 2015

Mining And Civilization, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

Ancient ruins or an ancient stone statue recalls the work of miners who brought the material from a quarry so that the sculptor can create a work of art. Carving of massive stone blocks and piercing tunnels in mountains are arts in which the same tools of mining are used and mining engineers are involved. Studying history of mining necessitates also the study of archaeology, art, architecture, and world history in general since it is the history of civilization. The pyramids of Egypt, the gold of Tut Ankh Amoun, the Coloseum in Rome, the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the ...


Knott, James Proctor, 1830-1911 (Sc 640), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Knott, James Proctor, 1830-1911 (Sc 640), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 640. Letter from James Proctor Knott, Washington, D.C., to Adolph Sutro, (Virginia City, Nevada?) the mining engineer who directed the construction of a tunnel for more efficient mining into the Comstock Lode after receiving the right of way through public lands by an act of Congress. Knott, U.S. Representative from Kentucky, affirms that Sutro has his support.


The Development Of The Smelting Industry In The Central Salt Lake Valley Communities Of Midvale, Murray, And Sandy Prior To 1900, Charles E. Hughes Jan 1990

The Development Of The Smelting Industry In The Central Salt Lake Valley Communities Of Midvale, Murray, And Sandy Prior To 1900, Charles E. Hughes

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis found that the three communities of Midvale, Murray, and Sandy were the center of the smelting industry in the Salt Lake Valley. These communities became the center of smelting because of their central location, the readily available water supply, and the availability of an inexpensive, efficient transportation system to ship the bullion. The smelters were surrounded by two major mountain ranges which provided a ready supply of good lead, silver, and copper ore.

The development of the smelting industry followed three separate phases or periods. The first phase was one of experimentation or period of discovery, in which ...


Copper Commando - Vol. 4, No. 2, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Sep 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 4, No. 2, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, War Production, salute, Uncle Sam, Minute Man flag, miners, copper, zinc, War Bonds, Washoe Sampler, ammunition, B-29 Superfortress, B A & P, atomic bomb, battleships, American, Pearl Harbor


Copper Commando - Vol. 4, No. 1, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Aug 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 4, No. 1, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, Butte miner, Conda, Idaho, Mountain Con Mine, AFL, CIO, Sells Floto Circus, Zinc Plant, Fort Benton, Montana, Butte Art Center, Montana Hotel, potluck dinner, gallows frame, anodes, safety


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 26, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Aug 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 26, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, Lower Sun River community, Great Falls, Montana, Charles M. Russell Grade School, 4H club, strawberry plants, Pfister’s Grocery, zinc, leaching, Weber’s Orchestra, agriculture, cadmium


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 25, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Aug 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 25, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, recreational centers, Columbia Gardens, Butte, Montana, Washoe Park, Anaconda, tour, miner, smeltermen, craftsmen, superintendent, staff, Columbia Amusement Company


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 24, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Jul 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 24, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, Ledo-Burma Road, Stilwell Road, convoy, American troops, Chinese coolie laborers, drafting, Great Falls, Montana, Prisoner of War, Luchenwalde prison camp, Europe, German soldiers, Nazis


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 23, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Jul 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 23, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

All Issues, Copper Commando, World War II

In this issue… World War II, hard hats, lamps, Butte miners, Mine Safety Appliances Company, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Skullgard, Thomas A. Edison, Model P batteries, rheostat, Mine Safety Libraries, carbine, tommy gun


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 22, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Jun 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 22, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, War Bonds, Infantry, mining cities, Anaconda, Butte, Montana, American Legion, Montana Hotel, Mitchell Stadium, U.S. Army Signal Corps, Pacific battlefront, bazooka, Murray Motors, Columbia Gardens


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 21, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Jun 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 21, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, IBM, Social Security, taxes, Navy shells, Tokyo, Group Insurance Plan, Anaconda Copper Mining Company, centrifugal pumps, electrician, High Ore Mine, Butte, Montana, War Loan Drive


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 20, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls May 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 20, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, Engineers, Leonard Mine, Belmont hoist room, idler towers, headframe, shaft mining, Anaconda Company, Montana, Mt. Con Mine, generator, chippie hoist, Lexington Mine


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 19, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls May 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 19, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, Mother’s Day, Philippines, Armed Services, copper wire, Butte, Montana, copper mines, South Pacific islands, Howitzer, Naples, Italy, War Bonds, Labor Management Bond Committee


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 18, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Apr 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 18, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, Little Chicago, Black Eagle, Montana, Reduction Works, Smelter Avenue, Missouri River, Chicago Mercantile, Cor Store, housewife, Fibber McGee, U.S.O., Sunday dinner, copper wire, brass mills


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 17, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Apr 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 17, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, Nippon, Yellow Beach, Philippine Islands, Butte Hoist Compressor Plant, zinc, 4H Club, brick masons, Reduction Works, Great Falls, Montana, IBM, Winter Garden Bowling Alley, ACM employees


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 16, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Mar 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 16, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

All Issues, Copper Commando, World War II

In this issue… World War II, peacetime, War Department, Pearl Harbor, Japanese, Army, Navy, mines, smelters, shipyards, Pacific , Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Medical Corps, Walter Reed General Hospital, disabled veterans, Red Cross


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 15, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Mar 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 15, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, B A & P Railroad, mines, Butte, Montana, American Red Cross, Marcus Daly, Great Northern Railroad, Northern Pacific Railroad, Milwaukee Railroad, Oregon Short Line, tower car, air brakes, School of Mines, New Works tailing pit


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 14, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Mar 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 14, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

All Issues, Copper Commando, World War II

In this issue… World War II, Eastern brass mills, copper slugs, Ansonia, Connecticut, American Brass Company, metal hose, French tubing, sheet metal, Tobin Bronze, Navy ships, cartridge brass, ammunition, commutator copper, Pacific Beachheads


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 13, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Feb 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 13, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

All Issues, Copper Commando, World War II

In this issue… World War II, War Production Board, FBI, Drill Hall, John Edgar Hoover, espionage, Pearl Harbor, enemy agents, Framing Mill, Rocker, Montana, sanitary drinking fountains, Granby car, locomotive, Reduction Works, zinc, Public Utility Department


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 12, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Feb 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 12, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, Conda, Idaho, phosphate mines, Anaconda Copper Mining Company, Montana, mill, hoisting engineer, cages, Union Pacific, ore train, war effort, general store, trestle, Caribou County, Soda Springs


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 11, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Jan 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 11, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

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In this issue… World War II, Seventh Ferrying Group, copper, ammunition, Canadian Rockies, Butte Electricians, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, elevator buckets, safety award smoker, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 10, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Jan 1945

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 10, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

All Issues, Copper Commando, World War II

In this issue… World War II, Anaconda Smelter, Labor -Management Committees, Fox Theater, Butte, Montana, , Hell’s Angels, Butte mines, Tramway, Slag Treating Plant, zinc, American Brass Company, Bonner, logging camp, mine safety


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 9, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Dec 1944

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 9, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

All Issues, Copper Commando, World War II

In this issue… World War II, Coast Guardsman, Armed Forces, Army, Navy, “E” Award, Great Falls, Montana, Copper Refineries, zinc, War Bond Sub-Committee, Anaconda Paint Shop, Butte Mines’ Machine Shop, manganese, Reduction works, steel


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 8, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Dec 1944

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 8, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

All Issues, Copper Commando, World War II

In this issue… World War II, War Manpower Commission, General Eisenhower, General MacArthur, lumber, Butte mines, Bonner, Montana, lumber cribs, Uncle Sam, iron mule, AFL union, accounting, IBM operator, Christmas Seals, Tuberculosis


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 7, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Nov 1944

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 7, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

All Issues, Copper Commando, World War II

In this issue… World War II, McQueen Addition, Tramway, Ceserani’s store, McQueen Volunteer Fire Department, Franklin School, Holy Savior School, McQueen churches, Armed Forces, McQueen Athletic Club, Walkerville, Meaderville, Montana, Butte Mines Band, War Bonds


Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 6, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls Nov 1944

Copper Commando - Vol. 3, No. 6, Victory Labor-Management Production Committees Of Butte, Anaconda And Great Falls

All Issues, Copper Commando, World War II

In this issue… World War II, Japan, Tokyo railway station, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Japanese industries, Peacetime, Buddha, Hirohito, Emperor of Japan, Geisha girls, US Navy fighting planes, Battleship Idaho, B-29 Superfortress, military supplies, Armistice Day