June 24, 1939
WPA Structures Will Be Sought; Plant Given To Institution
College of Mines officials will ask Federal approval of WPA projects for construction of large additions to two buildings.
Plans for an addition to the metallurgy building that will be approximately two and one-half times as large as the present building are completed and WPA officials have given assurance that they will be approved.
The new addition will be three stories high. It will have space for all classes and laboratories in the metallurgy department.
The second addition will be made to the chemistry building. It will double the size off the present building and will be used for chemistry laboratories.
A section of the addition to the metallurgy building will be used to house a working model of a cyanide plant which has been presented to the college by the American Smelting and Refining Co.
The plant is a model of a standard cyanide plant for extracting gold and other metallic ores from masses of rock material. It will occupy a space 17 feet by 8 feet and is an identical model of the plant of A.S.&R. Co. in Parral, Chih., Mexico.
The cost of the new construction has not been estimated.