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Theoretical Chemistry. —(Lecturer, Mr. P. G. Morgan, M.A.) Principles of Chemistry and Chemical Philosophy. —Atoms, molecules, vapour-density, quantivalence, chemical formulae. The Elements. —(l.) Their history, occurrence, preparation, properties, uses. (2.) Compounds of the elements, their history, preparation, properties, uses, &c. Metallurgy of Gold and Silver. —(Lecturer, the Director.) (1.) Ore-crushing and -pulverising machinery— a, rock-breakers; b, stamps; c, mills, rolls, &c. (2.) Metallurgy of gold— a, amalgamation on copper-plates, in pans, &c.; b, chlorination processes and operations; c, leaching processes (Cassels', &c.) (3.) Metallurgy of silver— a, smelting and amalgamating ores ; b, smelting—reduction with lead and fluxes ; c, amalgamation in pans with mercury—use of chemicals; d, leaching with solvents—sea-water or brine, ammonia, sodium hyposulphite, alkaline cyanides ; c, oxidizing and chloridizing roasting. Text-books: Eissler's " Metallurgy of Gold and Silver; " Gordon's "Mining and Engineering." Physics. —(Lecturer, the Director.) Eundamental ideas of matter and energy; conditions of matter; gravitation; mechanical powers ; sound ; light; heat; magnetism ; electricity ; chemistry ; physiology and health. Practical Astronomy. —(Lecturer and Instructor, the Director.) The ecliptic; equinoxes ; meridians; longitude ; latitude ; altitude ; declination ; right ascension ; azimuth ; use of Nautical Almanac ; polar distance ; zenith distance ; hour-angle ; sidereal time ; mean time ; solar time ; parallax ; refraction ; retardation ; acceleration ; convergency of meridian; determination of meridian by star and sun observations, by single altitudes and greatest elongation of circumpolar stars; use of star-charts ; calculation of hour-angle, azimuth, and altitude of celestial bodies for any time and place ; determination of latitude by meridian altitudes ; determination of time by star transits and sun observations. Mechanical Drawing. —(lnstructor, Mr. John Parr, B.Sc, M.E.) Use of scales; printing and lettering: outline drawing; shading; colouring; drawing to scale from copies and objects, portions of machinery and woodwork, showing plans, elevation, and sections. Special Glasses are held for the instruction of candidates for the Government mine-managers', battery superintendents', and engine-drivers' certificates. Eirst term —Eirst Monday in February to 30th April; second term —9th May to 20th August ; third term —9th September to 20th December. Eegistration of membership—los. per annum ; class fees—ss. per term for each subject taken up. Scale of Charges for Public Assays and Analyses. & s. d. Bullion assays ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 5 0 Assays of quartz, tailings, or concentrates ... ... .... 0 5 0 Examination and determination of rocks and minerals ... ... 0 5 0 Assay of lead-and tin-ores, each ... ... ... ...050 „ iron- and manganese-ores ... ... ... ..: 010 0 „ copper- and antimony-ores ... ... ... ... 0 10 0 „ zinc-, mercury-, and bismuth-ores ... ... ... 0 10 0 „ gold- and silver-ores, with parting assay ... ... ... 050 Analysis of limestone and calcareous freestone ,* , '" „ -,„ „ J (partial ... ... 010 0 „ coals and fuels, each ... ... ... ... 0 10 0 , ~ ~ (complete ... ... ... ...200 rocks and sons \_^J &l ± Q Q „ fireclays and slags ... ... ... ... ... 100 „ manures ... ... ... ... ... ...200 . (complete ... ... ... ... ...300 ~ waters ] ,+ , 0 n „ " (partial ... ... ... ... ...200 „ nickel-, cobalt-, and chrome-ores ... ... ... 0 10 0 „ concentrates ... ... ... ... ... 110 0 „ complex sulphide-ores, &c. ... ... ... ... 110 0 Experimental Plant. Eeports of working tests of parcels of gold- and silver-ores, concentrates, and tailings, from 1 to 3 tons: — (1.) By Cassel cyanide process : Wet- or dry-crushing — a, by percolation; b, by agitation. (2.) By amalgamated copper-plates. (3.) By amalgamation in pans : Wet- or dry-crushing— a, by raw amalgamation in charges; b, by Washoe process with chemicals (a, hot pan-amalgamation ; b, after chloridizing roasting.) (4.) Chlorination : Small barrel tests. Cost of treatment (minimum charge) : £5 per parcel not exceeding 1 ton ; £3 per ton for tailings. During the year I have supervised two Government examinations for mining managers and battery superintendents. At the first one, in May, 1896, one Thames student sat for first-class mining manager's certificate and two for the battery superintendent's certificate, and all three were

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