The development of petrurgy in the USSR, 1920s to 1940s

Petrurgy, or smelting of non-metallic ores, commenced development in the USSR in
the 1920s. It used both natural minerals (basalt, diabase, syenite) as well as technogenic
deposits (shungite, open-hearth and cupola slags, etc.) for the manufacturing of various
artificial materials. The Institute of Applied Mineralogy played the central role in the
development of the field and of methods for mineral smelting. New products found numerous
industrial and consumer applications, such as the use of artificial stone in architecture.

Recommended bibliographic description

, The development of petrurgy in the USSR, 1920s to 1940s, Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki [Studies in History of Science and Technology], , p.  251-268

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