Ores to Metals: The Rocky Mountain Smelting Industry (Timberline Books) (by James E. Fell Jr.)


Author(s): James E. Fell Jr.

Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Publish date: 2009-06-30
ISBN-10: 0870819461
ISBN-13: 9780870819469
Language: English
Description:
This comprehensive treatment of the smelting industry of
Colorado, originally published in 1979, is now back in print with
a new preface by the author. Packed with fascinating statistics
and mining data, Ores to Metals details the people,
technologies, and business decisions that have shaped the
smelting industry in the Rockies.
Although mining holds more of the glamour for those in and
interested in the minerals industry, smelters have continuously
played a critical role in the industry’s evolution since their
introduction in Colorado in the 1860s. At that time, miners
desperately needed new technology to… more…

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