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The Accessory Minerals Of Some Granitic Rocks Of The Boulder Batholith, Robert T. Donahue May 1952

The Accessory Minerals Of Some Granitic Rocks Of The Boulder Batholith, Robert T. Donahue

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Although the position of the Boulder batholith in space and time is well known, the modes of occurrence of various rock types and the inter-relationships between the petrographic types are not known in detail.


The Mechanical Production Of Zinc Dust, Charles A. Schroer May 1952

The Mechanical Production Of Zinc Dust, Charles A. Schroer

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The object of this thesis is to produce zinc dust suitable for zinc leach purification, by direct application of a mechanical force on a stream of molten zinc.The project is a continuation of work done by Mr. D. S. Gleason, while working for his Master of Science degree in the spring of 1952.


Flotation Of Huebnerite, Henry Albright May 1952

Flotation Of Huebnerite, Henry Albright

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The development of suitable beneficiation processes for treating domestic low-grade tungsten ores is a problem now facing the mineral industry. While we are now consuming more tungsten than normally because of the defense program, we are no longer able to import ores from the world's principal source, China. The problem then, is to increase our domestic production so as to ac­quire a greater degree of self-sufficiency.


The Construction Of An X-Ray Camera, Emil Bazarnicki May 1952

The Construction Of An X-Ray Camera, Emil Bazarnicki

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The major portion of the construction of the X-ray camera was performed in the machine shop of Montana School of Mines. However, some machine work had to be accomplished in the Butte High Machine Shop, as well as in the machine shop of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company.


The Birdie Mine Tungsten Deposit Butte Mining District, Silverbow County, Montana, Bernard A. Fahm May 1952

The Birdie Mine Tungsten Deposit Butte Mining District, Silverbow County, Montana, Bernard A. Fahm

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The importance of tungsten has encouraged the search for minerals of this metal, and consequently new deposits have been discovered, and known deposits have been re-examined. Western Montana has rather widespread deposits if low-grade types are also considered. Many deposits were known long ago, but abandoned because the use of tungsten was still in its beginning stage and therefore little attention was given to this type of mineral.


Protective Refractory Coatings On Titanium Metal, Eugene F. Gibbs May 1952

Protective Refractory Coatings On Titanium Metal, Eugene F. Gibbs

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The problem undertaken in this thesis concerns the development of a newer phase of metallurgy, namely the adaption of the strong, lightweight metal titanium to high-temperature uses. The primary objective of the investigation is to determine wheth­er the application of refractory coatings to titanium will pro­tect the metal from chemical reactions and corrosion at high temperatures.


Geological Problems At Kerr Dam Lake County, Montana, Roger C. Rice May 1952

Geological Problems At Kerr Dam Lake County, Montana, Roger C. Rice

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

With an increased demand for power in Montana and sur­rounding territory, there is a need for existing power installations to produce more hydro-electric power. Kerr Dam, Lake County, Montana has been one of the dams selected for added output.The existing dam and power house installation with its two hydro-electric was finished in 1938, and has been producing power ever since.


The Occurrence Of Molybdenite In The United States, Alaska, Canada, And Newfoundland, Richard W. Brummett May 1952

The Occurrence Of Molybdenite In The United States, Alaska, Canada, And Newfoundland, Richard W. Brummett

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

In this study of molybdenite and its occurrence, the pub­lished literature on 66 separate deposits was reviewed, sum­marized, and coordinated. The following descriptions are in­tended to point out the important features of molybdenite oc­currences as described in the literature.


The Immersion Coating Of Indium Upon Magnesium From Sulphate Solutions Containing Flourides, John J. Harrington May 1952

The Immersion Coating Of Indium Upon Magnesium From Sulphate Solutions Containing Flourides, John J. Harrington

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The thesis problem that will be discussed in this report is an investiga­tion of a method of plating a coating of indium upon magnesium and magnesium alloys. The method used to accomplish the final results is the immersion pro­cess. It can be defined as the process of coating a metal with a second metal by immersing the first in a solution containing ions of the second.


Variation Of Induction And Hysteresis Curves For The Heusler Alloy, Cu2mna1, Ford W. Knight May 1952

Variation Of Induction And Hysteresis Curves For The Heusler Alloy, Cu2mna1, Ford W. Knight

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this investigation is to determine the fundamental magnetic characteristics of induction and hysteresis, for the alloy Cu2MnAl. This is a ternary, ferromagnetic Heusler alloy. The problem is not only to determine these characteristics for the alloy as-cast but to heat treat it and observe the manner in which different heat treat­ments affect these two fundamental magnetic characteristics.


Electrowinning Of Zinc By Mercury Cathode, Tor O. Notevarp May 1952

Electrowinning Of Zinc By Mercury Cathode, Tor O. Notevarp

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The problem was the investigation of electrowinning of zinc by using a mercury cathode, employing a neutral solution of zinc sulphate and containing small amounts of zinc, in the order of ten grams zinc per liter and less. The purpose of this study was on the base of the laboratory experiments to investigate the operational data that might possibly be applied in practice or industry.


The Effect Of Ferric Iron Upon The Current Efficiency And The Deposition Of Copper In The Electrowinning Of Copper From Copper Sulphate Solutions, James L. Owings May 1952

The Effect Of Ferric Iron Upon The Current Efficiency And The Deposition Of Copper In The Electrowinning Of Copper From Copper Sulphate Solutions, James L. Owings

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

In the hydrometallurgy of copper, probably the most widely used method for the precipitation of copper is by electrolysis using insoluble anodes. The process is similar in many respects to the electrolytic refining of copper; one of the main differences is the use of insoluble anodes in electrowinning as compared to the use of impure copper anodes in electrorefining. Impurities, however, are common to both processes. The nature of these impurities differ and the problem of purifying the electrolyte is also different.


The Mechanical Production Of Zinc Dust, Robert F. Payne May 1952

The Mechanical Production Of Zinc Dust, Robert F. Payne

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

It was the purpose of this investigation to delve further into the possibility of producing, by mechanical means, a zinc dust which might be suitable for the puri­fication of zinc leach solution.


The Metallography Of Aluminum Casting Alloys, Donald D. Goehler May 1952

The Metallography Of Aluminum Casting Alloys, Donald D. Goehler

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this thesis is to supply the Montana School of Mines with an up to date source of information concerning the metallography of aluminum casting alloys. This thesis is designed as a continuing project. Ultimately, it is hoped that a catalog containing all the typical structures of aluminum casting alloys will develop.


The Effect Of Iron Upon The Electrowinning Of Copper With An Amalgam Electrode, John A. Alexander May 1952

The Effect Of Iron Upon The Electrowinning Of Copper With An Amalgam Electrode, John A. Alexander

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Current commercial use of the mercury cathode cell is limited to two types of electrolytic sodium cells-­the Castner cell and the Sorenson cell. Mercury as a cathode medium has also found application in polarographic analysis, a method of a simultaneous quantitative and qualitative analysis of several metal components of solution.


Electroplating Of Chromium, Nickel And Copper Upon Titanium, Stanley O. Fong May 1952

Electroplating Of Chromium, Nickel And Copper Upon Titanium, Stanley O. Fong

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Recently, there has been a great amount of research work done on the metal titanium. Since it is a light weight metal, with unusual strength and good resistance to corrosion, it may be a possible substitute for aluminum and magnesium alloys, or steel.


An Investigation Of The Hardening Properties Of Some Alpha Copper Indium Alloys, Charles W. Mcpherson May 1952

An Investigation Of The Hardening Properties Of Some Alpha Copper Indium Alloys, Charles W. Mcpherson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Precipitation hardening alloys has assumed a major role in modern day development of alloys. In his search for stronger, harder materials, the metallurgist has often been limited by the cost of metals which posses the needed properties.


An Attempted Determination Of The Approximate Chemical Composition Of The Livingston Volcanics By The Fused Bead Technique, Robert D. Geach May 1952

An Attempted Determination Of The Approximate Chemical Composition Of The Livingston Volcanics By The Fused Bead Technique, Robert D. Geach

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Many fine-grained igneous rocks, basaltic and felsitic in character, are difficult to classify. In numer­ous cases, it is impossible to classify these types of rocks by quick methods of identification. It was hoped at the beginning of this study that refractive indices of glasses formed by quick artificial fusion of samples from selected suites of igneous rocks would show a close cor­relation in chemical composition.


Dispersing Agents In The Pipette Method Of Soil Analysis, Eugene W. Price May 1952

Dispersing Agents In The Pipette Method Of Soil Analysis, Eugene W. Price

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

For many years the study of sediments has been a major problem in the field of geology. Especially is this true of the branch of sedimentology known as grain-size distribution. Throughout the years many classical experiments have been performed and procedures evolved from them, all with the purpose of a better and easier determination of the grain-size distri­bution of fine sediments, particularly the clays.


An Early Tertiary Stream Channel Between Fish And Pipestone Creeks, Ten Miles West Of Whitehall, Montana, Henry D. Olson Mar 1952

An Early Tertiary Stream Channel Between Fish And Pipestone Creeks, Ten Miles West Of Whitehall, Montana, Henry D. Olson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Driving between Butte, and Whitehall, Montana, on highway U.S. 10S, one observes an interesting phenomenon in the lower end of Little Pipestone Creek canyon. One side and the bottom of the canyon is cut inthe hard igneous rocks of the Boulder Batholith, and the other side of the canyon is made of unconsoli­dated sand, gravel, and cobbles.


The Elkhorn Mine Of Jefferson County, Montana, David D. Walker Jun 1951

The Elkhorn Mine Of Jefferson County, Montana, David D. Walker

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

In 1901, after yielding metals valued in excess of five million dollars, it was considered worked out. Since that time the mine has passed through the hands of several own­ers, none of whom have failed to realize a profit from it. Although at no time since its zenith did it ever regain its once great production, it did provide a livelihood for those who worked it. Now with the American Smelting and Refining Company interested in it, perhaps it will once again become an important producer.


The Occurrences Of Non-Metallic Minerals In Montana, Samuel T. Mitchell Jun 1951

The Occurrences Of Non-Metallic Minerals In Montana, Samuel T. Mitchell

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

This thesis is essentially an abstract of the literature concerning occurrences in Montana of minerals with a non-metallic luster. The dis­cussions give a general description of the occurrences of minerals as reported by the various references, but is not complete as less than 40 percent of the non-metallic minerals known to exist in Montana are discussed.


Microfauna Of The Colorado Shale In The Sunburst Dome Area, Montana, Merle W. Emmert Jun 1951

Microfauna Of The Colorado Shale In The Sunburst Dome Area, Montana, Merle W. Emmert

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

It has been hoped that a micropaleontological study of the shales of the Upper Cretaceous Colorado Group in northern Montana would reveal certain faunal zones which would serve as markers in an otherwise drab, undifferentiated, 1800 feet of grey, fissile shale. This paper presents the results of a study of the microfauna in certain samples from this shale in the Sunburst Dome area north of Shelby, Montana.


Sulphidizing Of Cerussite, Emil A. Kovacevich May 1951

Sulphidizing Of Cerussite, Emil A. Kovacevich

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The oxide minerals, such as cerussite, are not as amen­able to flotation as the sulphide minerals. Sulphidization is the usual means used today to increase the recovery of an oxide flotation; however, sulphidization under the most ad­vantageous conditions does not yield very satisfactory re­coveries.


Faunal Studies Of The Lower Jefferson Limestones, James L. Eymann May 1951

Faunal Studies Of The Lower Jefferson Limestones, James L. Eymann

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The exact geologic age of the Jefferson limestone in Montana has not been definitely determined, other than it is probably of upper, but possibly in part of middle Devonian age. Although not of immediate or apparent economic importance, the determination of the exact age of the Jefferson limestone may be of much value in connection with the discoveries of large quantities of oil in Devonian strata in the northern Great Plains and, in particular, with the extensive deep drilling in northeastern Montana which is anticipated during the summer of 1951.


A Mineralogical Investigation Of Some Montana Hydrobiotites, John W. Baker May 1951

A Mineralogical Investigation Of Some Montana Hydrobiotites, John W. Baker

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Vermiculite is one of the most recent important nonmetallic minerals to be exploited for use in the industrial world. For this reason, the fund of knowledge relating to this mineral is rather limited. This paper represents the results of laboratory studies that were undertaken to contribute data to this fund of knowledge.


Differential Thermal Analysis Of Some Carbonate Minerals, Paul L. Vandeveer May 1951

Differential Thermal Analysis Of Some Carbonate Minerals, Paul L. Vandeveer

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Thermal analysis is a relatively new method of determining the general composition of certain mineral substances. As is demonstrated by much of the literature previously written, clays and carbonates are especially adaptable to this method. The full importance of the method is not as yet realized, but it is rapidly approaching that point.


Benefication Of A Tungsten Ore, James Alexander Shaffer Jr. May 1951

Benefication Of A Tungsten Ore, James Alexander Shaffer Jr.

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Tungsten is a metal of high strategic value in the defense effort. It is used chiefly to improve creep strength in steels, although a significant percentage enters into the manufacture of cemented carbide tool bits. Therefore, in this age of mechanized warfare, quality and quantity of defense production depend greatly on tungsten.


Vacuum Distillation Of Zinc And Cadmium From Zinc Leach Purification Cake, Stiles R. Slosson May 1951

Vacuum Distillation Of Zinc And Cadmium From Zinc Leach Purification Cake, Stiles R. Slosson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The term "vacuum distillation" is used to des­cribe the process employed when certain elements are separated either from their mother compounds or from one another by distilling them under reduced atmos­pheric pressure.


Electrowinning Versus Electrorefining Of Blister Copper, Frank J. Vorell May 1951

Electrowinning Versus Electrorefining Of Blister Copper, Frank J. Vorell

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

In the following sections of this report, I will discuss as fully as possible both the theo­retical and practical aspects of the roasting, leaching, and electrowinning steps, as well as the economic considerations of the process. The results of my laboratory work will, of course, be integrated to the process.