Date of Award

Summer 6-9-1955

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering


Metallurgical Engineering

First Advisor

Doctor F.A. Hames

Second Advisor

Mr. Ralph I. Smith

Third Advisor

Mr. James K. Dawson


Since the beginning of World War II a great deal of investigation has been done on the tungsten deposits in the western United States. These deposits are principally composed of scheelite. The scheelite deposits in the western United States are low grade, and disseminated. With the development of nonmetallic flotation methods these vast deposits of scheelite-bearing ores have become a major source of tungsten for the United States, as the high grade ore deposits have become practically depleted.

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