Date of Award

Spring 5-30-1954

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering


Geological Engineering

First Advisor

Doctor William McMannis

Second Advisor

Mr. Rolland Reid


The investigated area lies about five miles south of Helena, Montana, near the abandoned gold camp of Montana City. Topographically, the area reflects the sedimentary formations and the igneous rocks, quartz monzonite and rhyolite. Static recrystallization of the sedimentary rocks caused by the intrusion of the Boulder Batholith, along with deformation of sedimentary beds by pre-batholithic folding and by post-batholithic faulting have complicated the geologic picture.