Author

John L. Brown

Date of Award

5-1950

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering

Department

Metallurgy

Abstract

The objective of this thesis was to affect an effic­ient and economical recovery of corundum. The corundum oc­curs as a crude ore admixed with quartz and other diluents. Yet, this material is a potential Montana resource of a val­uable non-metallic mineral. In view of the strategic import­ance and the relatively small production of this mineral in the United States, it seems advisable at this time in world affairs to investigate every possible source of this mineral.