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Metallurgical engineer : oral history transcript : Union Carbide, Bechtel, San Francisco Mining Associates; metallurgical consultant, 1953 to 2000 / 2001.
BANC MSS 2002/55 z; Phonotape 3246 C:1-11
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Title:

Metallurgical engineer : oral history transcript: Union Carbide, Bechtel, San Francisco Mining Associates; metallurgical consultant, 1953 to 2000 / 2001
Western mining in the twentieth century oral history series

Creator/Contributor:

Shoemaker, Robert S., creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Swent, Eleanor, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Education, Oregon State University, University of Wisconsin; Union Carbide Co., mineral processing research, solving materials, handling, radiation, viscosity problems; 1962-1981: Bechtel Engineers, chief metallurgical engineer, plant design and construction, plannng for startup, designing for environmental protection; Alberta tar sands; Palabora gyratory crusher failure; Carlin, Nevada, carbon-in-pulp recovery process; Alligator Ridge, Candelaria, heap leach; electrolytic, grinding problems solved; 1981-2000: independent consulting, expert witness; discusses working in Kazakhstan, Congo, Indonesia, Brazil, Australia, Venezuela, Chile, South Africa, bribery, theft, fraud in mining enterprise. Volume also contains indexed Shoemaker memoir.

Date:

2001 (issued)

Subject:

Bechtel Corporation.
Union Carbide Corporation.
San Francisco Mining Associates.
Metallurgists -- Interviews
Mining engineers -- Interviews
Mining engineering
Metallurgy

Note:

Robert Shoemaker ; with an introduction by John O. Marsden. Interviews conducted by Eleanor Swent in 1999 and 2000. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3246 C:1-11.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (xviii, 171, 122 p.) : ill., port. ; 29 cm.
11 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z0w5w
BANC MSS 2002/55 z
Phonotape 3246 C:1-11

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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