ERIC Number: ED059035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
A Dictionary of Mining, Mineral and Related Terms.
Thrush, Paul W., Comp.
This dictionary contains about 55,000 terms with approximately 150,000 definitions. These terms are of both a technical and local nature and apply to metal mining, coal mining, quarrying, geology, metallurgy, ceramics and clays, glassmaking, minerals and mineralogy, and general terminology. Petroleum, natural gas, and legal mining terminology, unless of a general nature, has been excluded, as has been foreign terminology where there is an English equivalent. Those Spanish-American and Mexican terms still used in the Southwestern United States have been retained. Many terms are identified by the country or area of origin. Others can be identified by examining the source following each definition. These sources are completely identified, with full bibliographical information, in the list of authorities and sources in the back of the dictionary. A consultation of this list can also aid in establishing the recency of the definition. (Author/PR)
Descriptors: Definitions, Dictionaries, Earth Science, Geology, Minerals, Mining, Natural Resources, Reference Materials, Resource Materials
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($8.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Mines (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.