Abstract

"The mining of fluorite, or fluorspar in Western Kentucky is one of the chief mineral industries of that State. As the number of mines and prospects is very great, a thorough treatise on the geology, mines, and methods of this district would make a large volume. This thesis will deal, however, with only a small part of the district, in which the mine operated by the author is located. Before going into detail, it might be well to mention a few points relative to the fluorspar industry in general. To the average person, fluorspar seems to be unknown. In fact, the knowledge of this mineral is practically limited to members of the mining profession, and those actively engaged in the making of iron and steel and a few other manufactured products"--Introduction, page 1.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Mining Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1911

Pagination

v, 38 pages, 12 plates

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 5) and index (pages 36-38).

Geographic Coverage

Kentucky

Rights

© 1911 Walter Coffran Richards, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Fluorspar -- Kentucky
Fluorspar -- Kentucky -- Maps
Fluorspar industry -- Kentucky

Thesis Number

T 262

Print OCLC #

5933579

Electronic OCLC #

864023406

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