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De Re Metallica -- Book III
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), January 1950
De Re Metallica Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556 describes and illustrates such "modern" methods as amalgamation, and the use of spiral inclines for transporting heavy equipment from the surface to underground. The title examines the social impact of mining mine management, exploration, and prospecting; the theory of ore deposits; mining law; shaft sinking, drifting, and surveying; mining equipment, haulage, dewatering, ventilation, and hazards; beneficiation; smelting; separation of gold from silver and silver refining; separation of gold and silver from copper and iron and copper refining; and industrial mineral, chemical, and glass production.