The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50
The Course in Mixing and Metallurgy
The Course in Mixing and Metallurgy.
This branch of the Polytechnic School, organized in September, 1871, has been in full operation since that time. Its object is to supply some means for acquiring a thorough knowledge of the theory and pratice of those operations in mining and metallurgy which play such an important part in the development of the resources of our country. It must be evident that few, if any, places in the country possess so many and so great advantages for the successful working of such a department as the city of St. Louis-a great and growing commercial and manufacturing center, in the midst of and within easy access of nearly all varieties of mining and metallurgical operations.
The studies during the first two years are the same as in other special courses, somewhat general and elementary in character, preparatory to the special work of the course on Mining and Metallurgy, to which the remaining two years are devoted. The plan of instruction includes lectures and recitations on various subjects pertaining to the course; practical work in the Physical, Chemical, and Metallurgical Laboratories; field work in Geology, etc.; projects, estimates, and plans for the establishment of mines and metallurgical works; exrmination of, and reports on, mines and manufacturing establishments.