Date of Award

Spring 5-15-1957

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering


Metallurgical Engineering

First Advisor

Doctor F.A. Hames

Second Advisor

Mr. C.J. Bartzen


This report presents the investigation of three methods of synthesizing artificial rhodonite; fusion of silica and manganese dioxide, prolonged sintering of the compact of manganous carbonate and silica at below liquidus temperatures, and the precipitation by reaction of salts in an aqueous solution followed by sintering. In each case the rhodonitic product was of less than desired purity, containing varying amounts of silica, tephroite, and higher valence oxidized manganese forms, as well as aluminum.

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