Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering



First Advisor

Dr. E. S. Perry

Second Advisor

Professor J. P. Spielman

Third Advisor

Dr. A. E. Koenig


This thesis has to do with a study of the produc­tion of talc in Montana, describing the local geology of each deposit, and a description of the laboratory tests that were made on various grades of Montana talc in an attempt to determine why some grades of talc can be burned in solid forms while others must be ground, mixed with a binder and molded.