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Metallurgy of Copper

Nature volume 101, page 155 (25 April 1918) | Download Citation



THE Cantor lectures on “Progress in the Metallurgy of Copper,” delivered by Prof. H. C. H. Carpenter before the Royal Society of Arts in December last, have just been published. Prof. Carpenter commences with a brief review of the early methods of copper smelting, giving some interesting details of the process in use at Keswick, Cumberland, towards the end of the sixteenth century, traces the origin and rise of the industry of copper smelting in Swansea and the adjoining districts of South Wales, and thus comes to the early years of the nineteenth century, when the influence of the importation of Chilian ores, followed by the utilisation of the vast deposits of Huelva and the adjoining part of Portugal, first made themselves felt.

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