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mann's Elemente; Weisbach's Tables ; Plattner's

Blowpipe-analysis. Lithology. Rutley's Introduction; Rosenbusch's Physio

graphie; Zirkel's Manual. Geology. Lyell's Elements; Dana's Manual; Cotta's

Treatise. Paleontology. Zittel's Handbuch ; Nicholson's Manual;

Woodward's Mollusca.

MINING AND MATALLURGY.

1. Metallurgy.
a. General Metallurgy.

History of Metallurgy.
Properties of metals and their important com-

pounds.
Metallurgical Processes.

Materials (Fuel inclusive).
Apparatus.
Products.

Wastes. b. Applied Metallurgy. Metallurgy of Lead, Copper, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Mercury, Zinc, Cadmium, Tin, Arsenic, Antimony, Bismuth, Cobalt, Nickel, Iron. 2. Mining.

Mode of occurrence of useful Minerals.
Prospecting, Earthboring, Exploration of Deposits.
Miner's work and Miner's tools.
Opening, preparing, and working of Mines.
Securing of Mines (Walling and Timbering).
Underground conveyance.
Appliances in shafts for descent and ascent of men.
Ventilation and Illumination of Mines.
Prevention and Extinction of fires in Mines.

Drainage of Mines.
3. Metallurgical and Dressing Experiments.

The laboratory in which the metallurgical experiments are conducted is supplied with a small reverberatory calcining and several smelting and retorting furnaces, while the dressing laboratory contains a wooden threestamp battery, a Rittinger percussion-table, a Blake's rock breaker, a system of cylindrical screens, a continuous hydraulic jigger, etc.

A sufficient quantity of ores for experiments is supplied from the following Mines :

Gold and Silver Ore from Sado and Ikuno.
Silver

Innai, Karuisawa, Kosaka.
Copper

Besshi, and Yoshioka

(Bishiu) Ikuno.
Mercury

Wada (Yamato).
Lead

Mandokoro (Omi).
Tin

Taniyama (Satsuma).
Iron

Nakakosaka.
Antimony

Amakusa (Higo.) The students have to find out the best way of treating the ores mechanically and metallurgically, and have to determine the losses in metal during such treatment.

New methods for reduction are subjected to practical tests.

Those gentlemen who wish to get information as to the best treatment of their ores are requested to apply to the University. 4. Designing Metallurgical and Mining Apparatus and

Establishments.

General and working drawings of Mining and Smelting Apparatus are to be made by the students. Estimates of quantity of materials as well as of the cost of their practical execution are to accompany the drawings.

From these drawings, models for the Museum are made by the University. The more advanced students are to design whole establishments for producing or reducing a certain amount of a given ore per year. :

To give them an idea of the cost of foreign materials and machiñery, price lists from foreign firms have been collected.

The lectures are illustrated by a number of models, diagrams, and specimens of tools, ores, intermediate and final metallurgical products, slags, etc.,—foreign as well as native.

Models and diagrams are constantly being added to the collection, special attention being paid to models and diagrams of such Machines and Apparatus as can be made in Japan.

References for the study of Metallurgy are to be made chiefly to Bloxam's Metals, etc., Greenwood's Manual of Metallurgy, Lamborn's Metallurgy of Copper, Lamborn's Metallurgy of Silver and Lead, Percy's metallurgy of copper, lead Ai. and Kerl, Hucttenkunde.

ASSAYING AND BLOWPIPE ANALYSIS. General lectures on Assaying, followeå by laboratory practice, are delivered to the fourth year students of Mining, Metallurgy, and Chemistry.

The laboratory practice of the Chemical students is confined to the assaying of Gold, Silver, Copper, and Lead.

a. Apparatus for assaying in the dry way.

Furnaces,
Assay vessels.

Balances and weights. b. Fluxes for smelting.

Reducing flux.
Oxydising flux.
Dissolving flux.
Precipitating and desulphurating flux.
Concentrating flux.

Volatilizing flux.
c. Reagents for assay in the wet way.
d. Assay of moisture in ores.
e. Assay of silver.

Scorification.
Cupellation.
Concentration.
Crucible method.
Combined assay of silver and lead.

Alloys.
f. Assay of silver in the wet way.

Gay-Lussac's process. 9. Assay of gold.

Scorification.
Cupellation.
Parting of gold from silver in the wet way.

Plattner's process. h. Assay of lead.

Belgic method.
Harz method.
Freiberg method.
Assay with sulphuric acid.

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i. Assay of copper.
a. Assay in the dry way.

German method.

English method.
6. Assay in the wet way.

Swedish method.
Mansfeld process.
Pelouze's method.
Parke's method.

Colorimetric copper assays.
j. Aassay of Nickel and cobalt.

a. Assay in the dry way.
b. Assay in the wet way.

Winkler's method.

Electrolitic process.
k. Aassay of Zinc.
a. Assay in the dry way.

Berthier's method.
b. Assay in the wet way.

Schaffner's method.
1. Assay of Tin.

Cornwall's method.
German method.

Winkler's mode.
m. Assay of antimony.

Determination of the pure sulphide of antimony.

Determination of regulus of antimony,
n. Assay of mercury.

Distillation.
Method used in Idria.
Eschka's

process for assaying mercury ores.
0. Assay of iron.

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