Bachelors Theses

Alternative Title

Mining and construction of a smelter for the production of zinc white from western lead zinc ores


"On account of the high price of the old Dutch process of making white lead and the undesirability of sublimed white-lead as the bulk of the pigment, the use of zinc-white as an adulterant of the lead-white made by the old Dutch process is new extensively used by all paint manufacturers. The advantages of its use in conjunction with white-lead in the manufacture of white paints is the fact that it does not combine with sulphur as does white-lead itself. The specifications of the U. S. Light-house Dept. require 75% of zinc-oxide and 25% of white lead as a mixture. Over 75% of the zinc-oxide manufactured is used in the compounding of rubber goods. The zinc-oxide mixes well with other pigments, especially with white-lead. The zinc-white made from the ore is more durable and is considerably cheaper than that made from spelter. The zinc-white gives a much purer and a more decided white than lead-white. The absorbent properties of the zinc-white paint are considerably less than that of the pure lead-white paint. The property of flexibility in zinc-white paint gives it quite a demand for use in the manufacture of oil cloth"--page 1.


Mining Engineering

Degree Name

B.S. in Mining Engineering


Illustrated by authors.


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date



35 pages, 18 plates


© 1900 H. G. S. Anderson and V. B. Hinsch, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Zinc oxide
Zinc mines and mining

Thesis Number

T 161

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Map - New Mexico - Santa Clara Sheet

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Map - Geological Section of Claims

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Map - Cross Section

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Schematic - Tramway Loading Station

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Design of Towers

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Crushing Plant & Flow Sheet

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Oxidizing Furnaces

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Roasting Furnaces - 1

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Roasting Furnaces - 2

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Gas Main

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Bag House - 1

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Bag House - 2

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Power Plant

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Map - Camp Site

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Gas Producer Plant

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Roof Truss for Bag House

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Water Cooler