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FROTH AND BUBBLE BROKEN HILL was becoming the Athens of metallurgy but
its arts were cultivated in laboratories, and did not adorn the streets. Sand from
the plains blew across the city in dirty red clouds. Sand drifted against iron ...
In 1905 metallurgists noticed that when insufficient oil was added to the vat the
granules of metal ceased to form. Instead the violent agitation created bubbles
that floated the metals to the surface in a thick froth that could be skimmed off.
It was conveniently forgotten that mine managers and metallurgists had made
immeasurably more mistakes, and more costly mistakes, than the geologists. The
prejudice against the geologists therefore went deeper. As nearly all geologists ...
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