University of Arizona

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Special Collections will close at 12 pm on Monday, December 5th for the event Satellites: bringing an astronomy archive to the stage.

Notes of Trip to Visit Mines and Smelters

Figure of Machine Involved in Smelting Process

The collection contains notes from Frederick Laist, manager of Washoe Reduction Works, about the various smelters and mines visited throughout the United States, including a visit to the Copper Queen smelting works and the Calumet and Arizona smelting works in Douglas, AZ, Nov. 21-23, 1912. It also contains an index to the report and 14 blueprints of mining and smelting machinery.