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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.


Ferromagnetic Alloys In The System Cu-Mn-Zn, W. Michael Yim May 1951

Ferromagnetic Alloys In The System Cu-Mn-Zn, W. Michael Yim

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this investigation is to determine whether ferromagnetic alloys exist in the ternary sys­tem Cu-Mn-Zn analogous to the other Heusler alloys. The work in this thesis is a preliminary investi­gation on these alloys using a common metallographic re­search technique and augmented with X-ray methods.


Electrowinning With Amalgam Electrode, Ralph V. Anderson Jr. May 1951

Electrowinning With Amalgam Electrode, Ralph V. Anderson Jr.

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Amalgam Metallurgy, a relatively new expression in the technology of metal extraction, was first chosen to describe certain new processes developed at the Duisburg Copper Works in Germany. The idea of using mercury, a costly and poisonous metal, as an intermediate in heavy chemical industry and in polarography are of recent origin; with the exception of a series of patents of little signif­icance and occasional comments in the literature, the work is hardly known.


Polarographic Analysis Applied To Metallurgical Solutions And Products, Donald W. Johnson May 1951

Polarographic Analysis Applied To Metallurgical Solutions And Products, Donald W. Johnson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The polarograph has been applied to a large number of chemical and metallurgical analyses, and is especially applicable to solution control analysis and to the deter­mination of minute quantities of ions in the presence of large amounts of other ions.


The Gallium-Indium Constitutional Diagram, Richard E. Gaffney May 1951

The Gallium-Indium Constitutional Diagram, Richard E. Gaffney

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Because of the discrepancy as to whether there is solid solubility in the gallium-indium system, and the fact that no alloys with less than 1% indium were ever investigated; the possibility of solid solubility in either or both ends of the diagram was not overlooked. According to Hume-Rothery, two alloys with the same relative positions on the Periodic Chart should have about the same alloying habits.


Chemical Analysis Of Igneous Rocks And Variation Diagrams Of Petrographic Provinces Of Montana, Frederick M. Hilpert May 1951

Chemical Analysis Of Igneous Rocks And Variation Diagrams Of Petrographic Provinces Of Montana, Frederick M. Hilpert

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

A total of 179 chemical analyses of igneous rocks are avail­able for the state of Montana, but these analyses do not cover the entire state in a satisfactory manner. There has been an emphasis on the central part of the state, and an almost complete lack of interest in the southern portion of Montana.


Metal Production From Ore Deposits In Different Host Rocks In Montana, Robert F. Gale May 1951

Metal Production From Ore Deposits In Different Host Rocks In Montana, Robert F. Gale

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

It is known that many different kinds of rocks serve as host to the ore deposits of Montana, but the relative importance of each of these kinds of rock as a host for ore deposits has never been described in any published report.


The Influence Of Copper Upon The Age Hardening Properties Of Steel, Andre Rey May 1951

The Influence Of Copper Upon The Age Hardening Properties Of Steel, Andre Rey

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The virtues of alloy steels have been widely publi­cized in both technical literature and everyday adver­tising. Nearly everyone possessing a slight knowledge of metallurgy knows the beneficial effects of chromium in the manufacture of stainless steels, or the importance of nickel, molybdenum, vanadium, and other common elements used to alloy steels.


Determination Of The Activities Of Indium And Mercury And The Vapor Pressures Of Mercury Over These Amalgams From 0.00216 To 0.02494 Mole Fraction Indium At 25 C And From 0.00067 To 0.02410 Mole Fraction Indium At 70 C By Electromotive Force Measurements, Arthur H. Lutts May 1951

Determination Of The Activities Of Indium And Mercury And The Vapor Pressures Of Mercury Over These Amalgams From 0.00216 To 0.02494 Mole Fraction Indium At 25 C And From 0.00067 To 0.02410 Mole Fraction Indium At 70 C By Electromotive Force Measurements, Arthur H. Lutts

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

This work was performed to determine by experimental means the activities of both indium and mercury and the vapor pressures of mercury over these amalgams at 25 and 70 C.


The Electrolytic Purification Of An Impure Cadmium Sulfate Solution With A Cell Utilizing A Mercury Cathode And A Lead Anode, W. D. Mcmaster May 1951

The Electrolytic Purification Of An Impure Cadmium Sulfate Solution With A Cell Utilizing A Mercury Cathode And A Lead Anode, W. D. Mcmaster

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Cadmium is produced solely as a by-product and all cadmium of commerce is obtained from zinc ores. It is a rare occurrence when zinc deposits are found which do not contain some cadmium.


A Determination Of Reflectivity Of Opaque Ore Minerals With A Weston Ii Light Meter, Louis L. Bergan May 1951

A Determination Of Reflectivity Of Opaque Ore Minerals With A Weston Ii Light Meter, Louis L. Bergan

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Measurements of reflectivity of opaque ore minerals can be made with the common photographic light meter and a standard reflecting microscope, both of which are available to most Geology laboratories. During the course of the investigation, approximately 30 minerals were examined, of which 10 were duplicates. Comparable results, for the most part within 3% of previously determined valued, were obtained.


Electro-Galvanizing From A Purified Ammonium Sulphate Leach Of Anaconda Zinc Calcine, Phillip J. Mischkot Jr. May 1951

Electro-Galvanizing From A Purified Ammonium Sulphate Leach Of Anaconda Zinc Calcine, Phillip J. Mischkot Jr.

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Ever since the introduction of metal products into our civilization, especially those of iron and steel, man has been confronted with the problems of corrosion prevention. As the agents which are conducive to cor­rosion cannot be completely eliminated, it has been necessary for man to develop processes and materials that will retard the degeneration of the metals that are so important to our industrialized world.


Resistance Of Solid Inconel To Attack By Liquid Indium, David C. Hendra May 1951

Resistance Of Solid Inconel To Attack By Liquid Indium, David C. Hendra

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The role of liquid metals in industry is rap­idly becoming of increasing importance. The phys­ical and chemical tendencies of metals in the liq­uid condition must be ascertained before a metal in this form can be put to practical usage. In very many stages of mineral processing and recovery, in molten-metal baths for temperature control on heat treating, and in several industries where heat transfer is an important aspect, metals may be at one time or another in a liquid condition.


The Construction Of A Ferromagnetic Torsion Balance, Elliott Willner May 1951

The Construction Of A Ferromagnetic Torsion Balance, Elliott Willner

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The construction of the apparatus was performed entirely in the machine shops at the Montana School of Mines. The materials utilized in the construction were obtained through the courtesy of many sources: the A. C. M. Co., the Montana Power Co., and the Western Iron Works.


Geology Of A Postulated Volcanic Vent Northeast Of Whitehall, Montana, C. H. Hewitt, H. D. Olson May 1951

Geology Of A Postulated Volcanic Vent Northeast Of Whitehall, Montana, C. H. Hewitt, H. D. Olson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The possibility of defining the roots of one of the volcanic sources of the Upper Cretaceous Livingston formation led to the detailed mapping upon an enlarged aerial photograph of a complexly intruded, folded, and faulted area about 10 miles northeast of Whitehall, Montana.


A Listing Of Montana Invertebrate Fossils And A Bibliography Of Montana Paleontology, Robert G. Ingersoll May 1951

A Listing Of Montana Invertebrate Fossils And A Bibliography Of Montana Paleontology, Robert G. Ingersoll

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The oldest system in which identifiable invertebrate fossils have been found is the Cambrian. The basal Cambrian formation found in Montana is the Flathead sandstone and quartzite of Middle Cambrian age. No fossils have been reported from this formation. Above the Flathead is the Wolsey formation composed of green fissile shale with sandy and limy members. This fossiliferous member of the Middle Cambrian is known in Northwestern Montana as Gordon, and in the Philipsburg quadrangle as the Silver Hill formation.


Production Of Sponge Iron From Pyrites, Robert W. Leeson May 1951

Production Of Sponge Iron From Pyrites, Robert W. Leeson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this thesis is to record and discuss the results of tests conducted, at the Montana School of Mines, in which pyrite concentrates from the Concentrator Department of the Anaconda Reduction Works, Anaconda, Montana, were subjected to the reducing effects of natural gas at elevated temperatures in an endeavor to produce iron in the metallic form.


Mineralogy Of The Silver King Mine Of Park City, Utah, Pierce D. Parker May 1951

Mineralogy Of The Silver King Mine Of Park City, Utah, Pierce D. Parker

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Except for the early work of Boutwell and Irving, little has been published on the geology of the Park City mining district. For this reason and because of the availability of a selected suite of ores from the Silver King mine of this area, this writer chose the mineralogy of the Silver King mine as a senior thesis for the de­partment of Geology of the Montana School of Mines.


Faunal Studies Of The Sappington Sandstone Of Southwestern Montana, Howard E. Banta May 1951

Faunal Studies Of The Sappington Sandstone Of Southwestern Montana, Howard E. Banta

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The exact upper boundary of the Devonian of Mont­ana has long been a controversy, as is true of the Dev­onian-Mississippian contact in many other localities. In an effort to delimit the upper Devonian, various paleontologic studies have been made, more especially in the southwestern part of the state.


A Microscopic Study Of The Ore Minerals From The Mines In The Northern Part Of The Zosell (Emery) Mining District, John P. Joyce May 1951

A Microscopic Study Of The Ore Minerals From The Mines In The Northern Part Of The Zosell (Emery) Mining District, John P. Joyce

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Any investigation of the many gold silver producing districts of Montana will necessarily include the name Zosell. The Zosell Mining District, often referred to as the Emery District, was never a major producer in the state; however, its location, history, type of deposit, and char­acter of ore, has drawn the interest of many prominent investigators of the mineral industry.


Possible Mineral Resources University Land Grant, Montana State University Lands, Eugene S. Perry Feb 1951

Possible Mineral Resources University Land Grant, Montana State University Lands, Eugene S. Perry

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The following evaluation of the mineral resources of the University Land-Grant lands has been made from an office study of geologic maps and published reports, and from a rather thorough knowledge of the geology of the state by the writer after 23 years of experience in the state.