Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering



First Advisor

Dr. A. E. Koenig

Second Advisor

Dr. C. L. Wilson

Third Advisor

Dr. E. A. Peretti


Rhenium properties offer many interesting possibilities, therefore any ores containing rhenium would be of considerable value. Its close relationship to manganese in the periodic table led to the belief that manganese ores would be an excellent place to search for the metal. Investigation of the literature of rhenium revealed that no ore was known to contain more than 0.001 per cent of rhenium.