Date of Award

1940

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering

Department

Metallurgy

Abstract

Mercury has been known since ancient times. In fact, one mine, the "Almaden" in Spain, has been worked continuously since Roman times. It has been used during all this time for the recovery of free gold from gold concentrates, and from black sand and galena in concentrates from placer work.