Abstract

"Zinc Blende consists essentially of sulphur and zinc, and has the formula ZnS. When pure it contains 66.72% of zinc and 33.28% of sulphur. The ore usually contains varying amounts of iron, copper, and antimony as sulphides and also silica, lime, and magnesia...

In order to treat zinc blende for spelter or metallic zinc, the ore must be treated in a roasting furnace. The roasting is for the purposes of driving off the sulphur and converting the zinc to oxide. Owing to the density of the ore and the difficulty of expelling the Sulphur, the blende must be first crushed and pulverized"--page 2.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Mining Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1878

Pagination

14 pages, 3 plates

Rights

© 1878 Wilton R. Brown, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Spelter
Sphalerite

Thesis Number

T 44

Print OCLC #

5919587

Electronic OCLC #

245534195

Comments

Holograph [Handwritten and illustrated in entirety by author].

Download includes a transcription of this handwritten thesis.

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Alden's Ore Crusher

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Brückner Revolving Furnace

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Belgian Zinc Furnace

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