ITS HISTORY, CHEMISTRY, MINERALOGY, GEOLOGY,
METALLURGY, USES, PREPARATIONS, ANALYSIS,
PRODUCTION, AND VALUATION; WITH
FOR STUDENTS, MANUFACTURERS, AND
USERS OF ANTIMONY.
CHUN G YU WANG, M.A., B.Sc.,
ME51. AM. INST. M.K.; MEM. IKON AND STEEL I2.&T. ;
MINING ENGINEER. TO THE CHUNG LOU GENERAL MINING Co. ;
MINING ENGINEER AND METALLURGIST TO THE WAH CHANG MINING AXD SMELTING GO.
GEOLOGIST FOR THE HUNAN PROVINCE; GENElAL CONSULTING JiSGlXKER, V.'£C.
L O N D O N :
CHARLES GEIFFI N & COMPANY, LIMITED,
EXETER STREET, STRAND, W.C. 2.
PROFESSOR JAMES FURMAN KEMP
UNDER WHOSE GUIDANCE THE AUTHOR HAS LEARNED
THE VALUE AND METHODS OF SCIENTIFIC
AS A TOKEN OF GRATITUDE.
P R E F A C E .
A METALLURGICAL work in English by a Chinese author is unusual;
but long residence in America, and in England and other parts of
Europe, and much study of English literature, have familiarised
me with the language, and have encouraged me to make it the
medium for presenting my work to the English-speaking public :
and I desire to express my thanks to Messrs Charles Griffin & Co.
for the opportunity they have afforded me of doing so.
My researches concerning Antimony have extended over several
years, and I would express my thanks to Professor Kemp, of Columbia
University, for his valuable guidance.
References to Antimony are scattered through the technical litera-
ture of many languages, and the subject is dealt with in general
treatises on metallurgy. There does not, however, appear to be
any English text-book devoted to its special consideration, and
foreign works on this subject are not readily accessible to English
readers, who have had to content themselves with the necessarily
condensed notes in the standard work on metallurgy by Phillips
and Bauerman, and Professor Louis' translation of Carl SchnabeVs
work. These, although valuable, do not claim to be exhaustive, and
the modern volatilisation pr