Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering



First Advisor

Dr. S. R. B. Cooke

Second Advisor

Mr. Herman Neibauer


The problem in this investigation was to determine if mineral specimens mounted in bakelite, or lucite, could be polished for microscopic examination by the use of an optical polishing machine, and if this method would cut down the length of time required to polish specimens by the methods now in use.