Charcoal is used as a fuel and as a reducing agent in metallurgical processes.
Bourges and Vierzon are metallurgical and engineering centres.
It is only recently and by virtue of marked improvements in metallurgical processes that many bodies of mineral have become "ore."
Their metallurgical gods and the tradition of Cadmus indicate this much.
In my opinion the metallurgical preparation of the hard metals from their ores is alone decisive on this point.
According to Homer tin played considerable part in Vulcan's metallurgical stores.
From a metallurgical point of view all of these operations are roasting.
In general, since Agricola's time tin has not seen the mechanical and metallurgical development of the other metals.
This development was due principally to the growth of the mining and metallurgical industries.
It consists of some 500 Latin mineralogical and metallurgical terms, many of which are of Agricola's own coinage.