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Leaching Copper Minerals In The Butte District, Kenneth C. Bellows May 1933

Leaching Copper Minerals In The Butte District, Kenneth C. Bellows

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The history of mining in Butte is woven about three of our principal metals. The gold placers first attracted the attention of miners in 1863, and reached their peak production in 1867. Silver was the second metal mined, and this operation required the erection of large mills with a consequent increase in mining activity that made the district a prominent producer. Although the presence of copper in the silver ore had been known, the credit for the first development of the copper veins is due Senator W. A. Clark. The original Colusa, Mining Chief, and Gambetta claims were developed to ...


The Calcite Veins Of The Livingston Formation, John Moore Conrow May 1933

The Calcite Veins Of The Livingston Formation, John Moore Conrow

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

An interesting group of calcite veins occur near Livingston Montana in a zone about eight miles wide and forty miles long in the edge of the Plains region of Montana in front of the Main ranges. The zone extends from the Boulder River south of Big Timber, through Springdale and Hunters Hot Springs, to Potter's Basin just north of Wilsall in Park County. The group of veins is particularly interesting because they cut relatively flat lying strata, suggest a structural relation­ship to one another, and they are nearly pure calcite.

The present investigation was to determine the position ...


A Microscopic Study Of Some Volcanic Rocks In The Vicinity Of Butte, Evan Gustafson May 1933

A Microscopic Study Of Some Volcanic Rocks In The Vicinity Of Butte, Evan Gustafson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The rhyolite rocks in the vicinity of Big Butte present a very interesting, though complicated study. It seems that no extensive or conclusive work has ever been done upon these extrusives.

I have found that the rhyolites present a very interesting problem, especially microscopically, and that no doubt an intensive study along these lines will solve the problems concerning age relations of different flows and origin of the magma that produced the material for emanations.


A Study Of Montana Bentonite, William P. Ryan May 1933

A Study Of Montana Bentonite, William P. Ryan

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Research has been undertaken both under Government and private auspices in an endeavor to develop uses for bentonite. Perhaps, the work done to date has had only in consideration the possible industrial importance of bentonite. No simple, quick methods for the determination of the properties or qualities of any particular bentonite have been developed.

In an attempt to establish whether or not there is a means of making rapid simple determinations of the quality of Montana bentonitic clays, and in particular, with regard to the uses to which the clays may be suited. The problem also involves a study of ...


The Electrical Resistance Of Metals In Their Hard And Soft States, Eugene A. Avery May 1933

The Electrical Resistance Of Metals In Their Hard And Soft States, Eugene A. Avery

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Many investigations have shown that the electrical resistance of soft annealed metals is usually smaller than that of metals in their hard, cold worked state. By annealing cold-worked metals, the electrical resistance decreases to a minimum and then increases upon continued annealing at higher temperatures. The work performed in this investigation upon silver, aluminum, copper, nickel, and soft steel corroborates this idea.


A Study Of The Composition Of Zinc Complex Cyanide Solutions By The Conductometric Method, Robert James Woody May 1933

A Study Of The Composition Of Zinc Complex Cyanide Solutions By The Conductometric Method, Robert James Woody

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

As the method or analysis used up to the present time has failed to give quantitative results in determining the composition of zinc cyanide baths, conductometric methods were adopted in this study. Supplementary tests were also carried out in this investigation.


Effect Of Impurities Upon Current Efficiency In The Electrolysis Of Zinc Sulphate Solution, Robert Jess Smith May 1933

Effect Of Impurities Upon Current Efficiency In The Electrolysis Of Zinc Sulphate Solution, Robert Jess Smith

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

There are many elements which are detrimental to the current efficiency in the electrolysis of zinc sulphate solution. Fortunately the majority of these elements are easily removed in the purification process and cause no further trouble. The elements that are likely to cause trouble in ordinary plant operations are antimony, arsenic, cobalt, nickel, manganese and germanium. The following tests were made to determine the mutual effect on the current efficiency when several of the impurities were present in the electrolyte.


The Leaching Of Electrodeposition Of Iron, Emmett G. Simmons May 1933

The Leaching Of Electrodeposition Of Iron, Emmett G. Simmons

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Electrolytic iron as deposited is brittle and therefore must be annealed. After annealing, the material is ductile and closely resembles copper in its behavior under work. It is claimed to be more resistant to corrosion than dead soft iron. It also has the advantage of corroding uniformly ( or­dinary soft iron develops pin holes which shorten its life considerably).

The extreme purity of electrolytic iron namely makes it very suitable as a base metal for alloys. Its ductility opens up a field for use in the manufacture of cold rolled strip, seamless tubes, and wire.