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Ores to Metals
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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, this book 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 recover gold and silver from ores resistant to milling. Beginning as small independent enterprises, progressing to larger integrated firms working in urban centres, and finally following a trend toward mergers, the entire industry was absorbed into one large holding company -- the American Smelting and Refining Company. Over time, fortunes were won and lost, business success was converted to political success, and advances were made in science and metallurgy. Drawing on archival material, Fell expertly presents the triumphs and troubles of the entrepreneurs who built one of the great industries of the West.
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Table of Contents

; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; 1; "A Savan among Us"; 2; High Country Years; 3; The Struggle for Survival; 4; "The Realms of Puff"; 5; The Crest of the Continent; 6; Smokestacks on the Plains; 7; South by Southwest; 8; Hard Times; 9; Reduction in the Age of ASARCO; 10; "Groping in the Dark"; Notes; Bibliography; Index;

About the Author

James E. Fell Jr. has been a professor at the University of Colorado since 1990. In 2004, he received the Mining History Association's Rodman Paul Award of the for distinction in the field and for service to that organization. In addition to Ores to Metals, he coauthored Aurora: Gateway to the Rockies and Mining the Summit: Colorado's Ten Mile District, 1860-1960.

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""Ores to Metals" is a book that belongs on the shelf of all readers who want to understand how Colorado matured so rapidly from rambunctious youth to conventional adulthood." -Virginia McConnell Simmons, " Colorado Central Magazine" "Fell expertly presents the triumphs and troubles of the entrepeneurs who built one of the great industries of the West. This was an industry that has long needed a comprehensive history and Ores to Metals provides it." -SirReadaLot.org Ores to Metals thus becomes not only an interesting history lesson, but also an informative business text that is worth reading for this knowledge alone."--Paul W. Lipinski, Center for Colorado & the West "Ores to Metals is a book that belongs on the shelf of all readers who want to understand how Colorado matured so rapidly from rambunctious youth to conventional adulthood." -Virginia McConnell Simmons, Colorado Central Magazine "Ores to Metals" thus becomes not only an interesting history lesson, but also an informative business text that is worth reading for this knowledge alone."--Paul W. Lipinski, Center for Colorado & the West

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