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Balance Sheet Of Silver From The US Mint

This balance sheet outlines the route of the silver from the US Mint in New York to its eventual use in the calutrons at Y-12 and the amount of silver at each stop in the process. Copper was the first choice for the calutrons which were powerful electromagnets but the necessary large amounts could not be located so silver was used in its place.

Balance Sheet of Silver from the US Mint

Subject

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Creator

Records of the Atomic Energy Commission, Record Group 326

Source

Oak Ridge Operations, Mail and Records Correspondence, 1942-1949

Date

December 19, 1943

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 6039088

Coverage

Oak Ridge (Tenn.)

Original Format

Paper
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