There stood a Hill not far whose griesly top Belch'd fire and rowling smoak; the rest entire Shon with a glossie scurff, undoubted sign That in his womb was hid metallic Ore
, The work of Sulphur.
Jotham, who has been much in the mountain latterly, being kept there by me and Hiram, has made a discovery, which he will not explain, he says, for he is bound by an oath; but the amount is, that he knows where the ore
lies, and he has this day begun to dig.
The young men hunted the vipers which provided the virus, and it was they who mined the iron ore
, and fashioned the swords under Perry's direction.
Another thing that surprised me was the fact that so much had been accomplished in so short a time, for I could not believe that I had been gone from Anoroc for a sufficient period to permit of building a fleet of fifty feluccas and mining iron ore
for the cannon and balls, to say nothing of manufacturing these guns and the crude muzzle-loading rifles with which every Mezop was armed, as well as the gunpowder and ammunition they had in such ample quantities.
Across the canon was the place for the mill, and there he erected it; and he erected, also, the endless chain of buckets, suspended from a cable and operated by gravity, that would carry the ore
across the canon to the quartz-crusher.
Thence to Java, loading sugar for Marseilles, and back along the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, and on to Baltimore, down to her marks with crome ore
, buffeted by hurricanes, short again of bunker coal and calling at Bermuda to replenish.
So long before being forwarded to Tampa Town, the iron ore
, molten in the great furnaces of Coldspring, and brought into contact with coal and silicium heated to a high temperature, was carburized and transformed into cast iron.
These mines are of copper, and the ore
is all shipped to Swansea, to be smelted.
Which would have advanced the most at the end of a month -- the boy who had made his own jackknife from the ore
which he had dug and smelted, reading as much as would be necessary for this -- or the boy who had attended the lectures on metallurgy at the Institute in the meanwhile, and had received a Rodgers' penknife from his father?
That I may one day be ready and ripe in the great noontide: ready and ripe like the glowing ore
, the lightning-bearing cloud, and the swelling milk-udder:--
They had a little conchological cabinet, and a little metallurgical cabinet, and a little mineralogical cabinet; and the specimens were all arranged and labelled, and the bits of stone and ore
looked as though they might have been broken from the parent substances by those tremendously hard instruments their own names; and, to paraphrase the idle legend of Peter Piper, who had never found his way into their nursery, If the greedy little Gradgrinds grasped at more than this, what was it for good gracious goodness' sake, that the greedy little Gradgrinds grasped it!
It was a single track railroad; but at every siding--and they were numerous--long lines of trucks piled with coal and iron ore
told of the hidden wealth which had brought a rude population and a bustling life to this most desolate corner of the United States of America.