1 edition of A Treatise of Metallica. found in the catalog.
A Treatise of Metallica.
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The furnace is charged with beneficiated ore and crushed charcoal and lit. Project Gutenberg believes the Court has no jurisdiction over the matter, but until the issue is resolved, it will comply. It was a remarkable find; but the veins were so large that the mined-out tunnels were sometimes dozens of feet wide. Horizontal drive shafts along tunnels allow lifting in shafts not directly connected to the surface. The translation is notable not only for its clarity of language, but for the extensive footnotes, which detail the classical references to mining and metals, such as the Naturalis Historia of Pliny the Elderthe history of mining law in England, France, and the German states; safety in mines, including historical safety; and known minerals at the time that Agricola wrote De Re Metallica. Subsequent translations into other languages, including German, owe much to the Hoover translations, as their footnotes detail their difficulties with Agricola's invention of several hundred Latin expressions to cover Medieval German mining and milling terms unknown to classical Latin.
The text even covers the legal aspects of mining the use of boundary stones, forfeitures of titles, safety requirements of tunnel building in the s, and so on. The use of water for washing ores is discussed in great detail, e. Theme music R. Sean Daly is the son of a well-known BC British Columbia, Canada salmon fisherman and he learned his respect for the environment from his Dad and also his love of history and politics.
When a vein below ground is to be exploited a shaft is begun and a wooden shed with a windlass is placed above it. A lifelong Catholiche left in for more congenial surroundings in Italy. Over a period of time, Cirker convinced Hoover to do it. Agricola then describes in detail which substances should be added as fluxes as well as lead for smelting or assaying. The excavation itself could wander wherever it wanted to.
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Agricola, De Re Metallica H. So he was called over to Virginia City. Gold and silver are parted using an aqua which is probably nitric acid. Mines tend to be in mountains and gloomy valleys with little economic value. In the booklet, an unknown author asks for the privilege of using a new method for the salvaging of a grounded ship and then proceeds to describe and illustrate his approach.
Published four months after Agricola's death, De re metallica remained the standard textbook on mining and metallurgy for over two hundred years. Agricola then provides details of various kinds of machines for lifting weights.
The text even covers the legal aspects of mining the use of boundary stones, forfeitures of titles, safety requirements of tunnel building in the s, and so on.
That story might well begin in Agricola's sixteenth-century treatise on metallurgy, De Re Metallica. A lifelong Catholiche left in for more congenial surroundings in Italy. Translated by Carl Schiffner. Early 17th century[ edit ] Newspaper Title page of the Relationthe earliest newspaper  The newspaper is an offspring of the printing press from which the press derives its name.
Designs of wind scoop for ventilating shafts or forced air using fans or bellows are also described.
Some light browning and staining. The work was apparently finished infor the dedication to the Dukes Maurice and August of Saxony is dated in December of that year.
Concerning the writing and publishing of the edition I quote from p. Vom Bergkwerck. Some of these are man-powered and some powered by up to four horses or by waterwheels. Book VI provided detailed descriptions of sixteenth-century mining technologies, such as the use of water-power for crushing ore and the improvements in suction pumps and ventilation that became necessary as mine shafts were sunk deeper underground; it also A Treatise of Metallica.
book an account of the diseases and accidents prevalent among miners, along with the means of preventing them. As far as I know, Hoover was the only U. The passage is the first written description of how dowsing is done. The twelve books of Agricola's De re metallica On Metalsillustrated with over woodcuts, embraced everything connected with Renaissance mining and metallurgical industries, including administration, the duties of companies and workers, prospecting, mechanical engineering, ore processing and the manufacture of glass, sulfur and alum.
Three hundred years later, insilver was discovered in Virginia City Nevada. In it, among other things, Agricola surveys historical and Classical allusions to metals and assesses the content and distribution of metal mines in antiquity.
The roles of various other officials in regulating mines and taxing the production are stated. The correct method of preparation of the cupels is covered in detail with beech ashes being preferred.
When a vein below ground is to be exploited a shaft is begun and a wooden shed with a windlass is placed above it. The included woodcut shows a ship flanked by two large floating trestles, forming a roof above the vessel.
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This book was first published by Froben at Basel inand was a sort of catechism on mineralogy, mining terms, and mining lore.
The book was apparently first submitted to the great Erasmus, and the publication arranged by him, a warm letter of approval by him appearing at the beginning of the book.
He died inone year before the posthumous publication of De Re Metallica, his greatest work. De Re Metallica, literally translated, means "On the Nature of Metals," but the word metal had a wider meaning at the time, and meant any mineral. In this book, which remained the standard text on mining for two centuries, Agricola reviewed.
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