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Excerpt from The Explorers' Miners' and Metallurgists' Companion: Comprising a Practical Exposition of the Various Departments O Geology Exploration Mining Engineering Assaying, and MetallurgyThe section on the discrimination and assay of minerals has been kept as free from formulas as possible, and it not only contains the best of the old modes, but many novel and more available methods for practical men, so that when the one facility is absent, another will be found present, to suit all the requirements of the mine, the roasting furnace, the mill, the smelting and chloridation works, and the mountain; whilst in that, for the strictly commercial purpose, the more direct, less mystified, and least dangerous means and ﬂow have been selected.In mining and engineering the best plans of operation and machines have been extolled, and the most common errors of the past exposed as beacons for avoidance.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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