Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering



First Advisor

Dr. J. G. Grunenfelder

Second Advisor

Professor R. I. Smith

Third Advisor

Dr. Kenneth McLeod


The purpose of this thesis is to record and discuss the results of tests conducted, at the Montana School of Mines, in which pyrite concentrates from the Concentrator Department of the Anaconda Reduction Works, Anaconda, Montana, were subjected to the reducing effects of natural gas at elevated temperatures in an endeavor to produce iron in the metallic form.