Date of Award

Spring 5-13-1955

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering


Mining Engineering

First Advisor

Professor Koehler S. Stout

Second Advisor

Mr. Robert L. Olund

Third Advisor

Mr. R.S Gibson


This thesis, which is a requirement for a degree in Mining Engineering, emphasizes many current drills and drilling trends; however, without a complete discussion of the numerous factors that effect drills and drilling the reader would still be at a loss in selecting a drill to fit his particular need. With this purpose in mind, I have first attempted to discuss the many variables which must be considered and this is followed by the various types of drilling and drills.