Author

James A. Pack

Abstract

"The process of amalgamation is one of the oldest known methods of extracting silver from its ores. The process arose from the finding of rich silver ores in districts where little or no fuel existed.

This method of silver extraction has been known and used for over three hundred years; but the method of pan amalgamation which came into use much later and has been so fully developed under American management is the one which we will here consider.

The process of pan amalgamation is peculiarly adapted to certain mining districts of the western territory of the United States"--page 2.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Metallurgical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1877

Pagination

9 pages, 4 plates

Rights

© 1877 Jas. A. Pack, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Amalgamation
Silver -- Metallurgy

Thesis Number

T 121

Print OCLC #

5923992

Electronic OCLC #

319547805

Comments

Jas. A. Pack determined to be James A. Pack from "1874-1999 MSM-UMR Alumni Directory".

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