Date of Award
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
Doctor F.A. Hames
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.
Jeniker, Frank E., "Artificial Rhodonite: It's Synthesis and X-Ray Diffraction Powder Pattern" (1957). Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970. 477.