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  Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
 Decade: 1920-1929
 Serial/Series Title: United States Bureau of Mines Reports
Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: May to August, 1919
Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines: "This publication is devoted exclusively to a review and abstracts of decisions based on the laws governing the rights and duties of mine owners, operators, miners, and persons trafficking in all kinds of mining properties. It includes abstracts of current decisions of all the Federal and State courts of last resort on questions relating to the mining industries" (Bulletin 61, p. 9). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12376/
Accident-Severity Rates For Certain Metal Mines
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the severity of accidents in the metal-mine industry. 34 metal-mines documented the number and severity of all accidents over the course if one calendar year. This report includes tables. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38379/
Acid Processes for the Extraction of Alumina
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Analyses of Mine and Car Samples of Coal Collected in the Fiscal Years 1916 to 1919
From Introduction: "The present bulletin presents analyses and descriptions of samples collected during the fiscal years 1916 to 1919. In order that the material in this bulletin may be used to supplement that presented in Bulletins 22, 85, and 123, the same plan of geographical classification has been followed, the analyses and descriptions of the samples being grouped in alphabetical order according to the State, country, and town near which the mines or prospects sampled are situated." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12384/
Analyses of Samples of Delivered Coal: Collected from July 1, 1915 to January 1, 1922, with a Chapter on the Tidewater Pool Classifications
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Analyses of Virginia Coals
Report containing several articles discussing coal in the state of Virginia. These articles cover geographic deposition of coal, coal production, mining methods, and analyses of coal samples. Index begins on page 71. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc100833/
The Analytical Distillation of Petroleum and its Products
From Introduction: "The Bureau of Mines has studied apparatus and procedure for the distillation analysis of petroleum, and this report is presented as a record of developments up to the present time. The work is incomplete, but the extensive information that has been obtained to date is made available as a guide in handling laboratory distillation problems." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12396/
Analytical Methods for Certain Metals Including Cerium, Thorium, Molybdenum, Tungsten, Radium, Uranium, Vanadium, Titanium and Zirconium
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Approved Explosion-Proof Coal-Cutting Equipment
Report discussing description of equipment tested to prevent explosions when using coal-cutting explosions and provides explanation of fire damp protection theory. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12290/
Bauxite: Float-and-Sink Fractionations and Flotation Experiments
From Introduction: "This report presents the results of an investigation of the physical properties and characteristics of bauxite, with special reference to the possibility of applying commercial methods of concentration to low-grade bauxite." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12484/
Beneficiation and Utilization of Georgia Clays
From Introduction: "This report is divided into six parts as follows: (1) Occurrence of clays in Georgia and the source of the clays tested; (2) washing tests; (3) physical test; (4) utilization of kaolins white ware; (5) utilization of clays in refractories; and (6) utilization of clays in face brick." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12432/
Bibliography of Petroleum and Allied Substances, 1917
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Bibliography of Petroleum and Allied Substances, 1921
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Bibliography of Petroleum and Allied Substances, 1922 and 1923
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Bibliography of Petroleum and Allied Substances in 1918
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Bibliography of Petroleum and Allied Substances in 1919 and 1920
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines consisting of bibliographies for petroleum bulletins. The bibliographies for bulletins published between 1919 and 1920 are presented. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38758/
The Bowie-Gavin Process: Its Application to the Cracking of Tars and Heavy Oils, Also to the Recovery of Oil from Oil-Soaked Sands or Shales, or from Oil Shales
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the Bowie-Gavin process. As stated in the introduction, "this paper describes a process and an apparatus designed to recover oil from such deposits" (p. 1). The results of experiments conducted using this process are discussed. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66406/
Carbon Black--its Manufacture, Properties and Uses
From Introduction: "Part of I of this paper cover the engineering and economic side of the industry; the other phases of the investigation which have been under the direction of G. St. J. Perrott, of the Pittsburg station of the United States Bureau of Mines, are discussed in Part II." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12383/
A Carbon Monoxide Recorder and Alarm
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the development of carbon monoxide alarms and recorders. Descriptions of the recording equipment are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, photographs, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66402/
Carbon Tetrachloride Extinguisher of Electric Fires
Report discussing "the extent and nature of the hazards to firefighters from gases and smoke resulting from the application of carbon tetrachloride extinguisher to electric arcs, burning insulation or fires such as may occur in electrical apparatus and machinery. The experiments described were made for the purpose of determining the nature of gases and smoke and ascertaining their toxic properties" (p. 1). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc100850/
Carburetion of Combustible Gas with Butane and Propane-Butane Mixtures with Particular Reference to the Carburetion of Water Gas
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the carburetion of many different fuels. The report pays particular attention to the carburetion of water gas. Carburetion methods and results are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38771/
Casing Troubles and Fishing Methods in Oil Wells
From introduction: "The Bureau of Mines, in its researches aimed to prevent wastes and to increase efficiency in oil-well practice, has investigated the matter of casing troubles and fishing methods. The results of the investigation are set forth in this paper." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12375/
Central District Bituminous Coals as Water-Gas Generator Fuel
From Introduction Scope of Investigation: "The purpose of the present paper is to discuss, in some detail, the principles involved in water-gas manufacture as they apply to the use of bituminous generator fuel; and to discuss in more detail the results obtained in the Streator tests and the application in other plants of the operating methods." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12393/
Change Houses in the Lake Superior Region
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over change and wash houses in the Lake Superior area. As stated in the introduction, "this paper, with a few exceptions, presents data acquired in a survey, made by the author, of change houses in the Lake Superior region. All buildings, equipment, and practices were studied with regard for the health and welfare of the miner" (p. 1). This paper includes tables, photographs, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66449/
The Chloride Volatilization Process of Ore Treatment
From Introduction: "This bulletin aims ti bring the salient features of the process to the attention of metallurgists for the purpose of furnishing information to and receiving comments from interested parties with the ultimate hope that the process will be a commercial success." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12397/
Coal-Dust Explosion Tests in the Experimental Mine 1913-1918, Inclusive
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over experiments conducted on coal-dust explosions. The results of the experiments are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38747/
Coal-Dust Explosion Tests in the Experimental Mine, 1919 to 1924, Inclusive
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Coal-Mine Fatalities in May, 1926
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the coal-mining related deaths in May, 1926. The 126 accidents are documented and categorized. The accidents are analyzed in order to prevent future accidents, and to implement safety procedures. This report includes tables. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38378/
Coal-Mine Fatalities in the United States, 1919: and Coal-Mine Statistics Supplementing Those Published in Bulletin 115
Supplementary report published by the U.S. Bureau of Mines regarding fatalities in coal mines located in the United States: "In addition to giving monthly fatality tables for 1919, this report includes several tables that were published in various monthly statements since 1914, thus making available in one publication all of the data compiled since that time" (p. 9). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12387/
Coal-Mine Fatalities in the United States, 1923
Report compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Mines including statistics on fatalities in coal mines located in the United States as well as data regarding the various operations (e.g., number of miners employed and average production). The information is organized into tables for comparison and the text draws some overall conclusions in the summary. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12422/
Coal-Mine Fatalities in the United States, 1924
Report compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Mines including statistics on fatalities in coal mines located in the United States as well as data regarding the various operations (e.g., number of miners employed and average production). The information is organized into tables for comparison and the text draws some overall conclusions in the summary. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12431/
Coal-Mine Fatalities in the United States, 1925
Report compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Mines including statistics on fatalities in coal mines located in the United States as well as data regarding the various operations (e.g., number of miners employed and average production). The information is organized into tables for comparison and the text draws some overall conclusions in the summary. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12456/
Coal-Mine Fatalities in the United States, 1926
Report compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Mines including statistics on fatalities in coal mines located in the United States as well as data regarding the various operations (e.g., number of miners employed and average production). The information is organized into tables for comparison and the text draws some overall conclusions in the summary. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12461/
Coal-Mine Fatalities in the United States, 1927
Report compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Mines including statistics on fatalities in coal mines located in the United States as well as data regarding the various operations (e.g., number of miners employed and average production). The information is organized into tables for comparison and the text draws some overall conclusions in the summary. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12471/
Coal-Mine Ventilation Factors
Report discussing results from investigations of coal mining ventilation and discussing problems of ventilation in coal mining. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12463/
Coal-Mining Problems in the State of Washington
From Introduction: "On account of extensive folding and faulting of the coal measures, mining in Washington presents many difficulties; therefore a description of the methods employed at some of the mines may be useful in planning operations in other regions, and is presented in this bulletin." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12381/
Coal-Washing Investigations: Methods and Tests
From Introduction: "The investigations described in this bulletin are confined to a study of the washing characteristics of bituminous coals. The washing characteristics of coals from many of the most important coal-producing fields of the Eastern and Central States were examined." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12474/
Comparison of Gas Masks, Hose Masks, and Oxygen-Breathing Apparatus
Report providing information about the most appropriate kinds of breathing apparatus -- gas masks, hose masks, or self-contained oxygen-breathing apparatus -- to use in different situations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc100849/
Destructive Distillation of Mixtures of Oil and Coal
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the characteristics and behavior of oil and coal distillation processes. The effectiveness of the distillation processes and the properties of the oil and coal mixtures are presented. This report includes tables, graphs, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38371/
Development, Mining, and Handling of Ore in Folded and Faulted Areas, Red Iron Mines, Birmingham District, Alabama
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over mining of red iron ores in Birmingham, Alabama. As stated in the introduction, "the present paper deals more specifically with the development and handling of ore as affected by folds and faults in the ore bed, and considers changes that may be desirable or necessary in future mining practices" (p. 2). This paper includes illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66434/
Diamond Drilling: with Special Reference to Oil-Field Prospecting and Development
From Introduction: "In view of the increasing importance of the diamond drill in prospecting for oil, the Bureau of Mines issues this bulletin." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12425/
Drilling and Blasting in Metal-Mine Drifts and Crosscuts
From Introduction: "This report shows the results obtained and conclusions drawn from observing the blasting of 108 rounds at 13 mines in six different States. Kinds of rock drills, drill steel, and forms of drill bits are not considered." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12483/
Drilling and Blasting in Open-Cut Copper Mines
From Introduction: "The drilling and blasting practices described in this bulletin are chiefly those in use at the time of these visits. Information, obtained by correspondence, on recent changes at certain mines is also included. The bulletin is confined to descriptions and comparisons of drilling and blasting methods at the six open-cut mines." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12452/
Drilling and Dustiness of Metal-Mine Air
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the air quality in metal-mines after using wet drills. Dust samples are collected and compared to samples collected from similar metal-mines in South Africa and Australia. This report includes tables. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc38372/
Dust Respirators: Their Construction and Filtering Efficiency
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies on dust respirators. The development and efficiency of the respirators are discussed. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66426/
Educational Agencies in Mining Communities
Report on the importance of industrial education in the mining sector. It explains general education and facilities for specialized education for proficiency in a given field. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc100845/
Efficiencies in the Use of Bituminous Coking Coal as Water-Gas Generator Fuel
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the use of coking coal as a generator fuel. The results of using coking coal as fuel are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, and illustrations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66441/
Electric Brass Furnace Practice
Report discussing 1) the pertinent information available on what electric furnaces can do to assist prospective users in selecting a furnace that fits their requirements and 2) the gradual evolution of the present commercial types of electric furnaces. Also discusses some of the fundamental principles in the design, construction, and operation of electric furnaces. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70480/
Electric Brass Furnace Practice
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the use of electric furnaces for melting brass, and other nonferrous alloys. Monetary benefits, health benefits, and other advantages of using electric furnaces are presented. Descriptions of furnaces and their operational methods are also presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66384/
Electric Shot-Firing in Mines, Quarries, and Tunnels
From Introduction: "Data collected by the Bureau of Mines indicate the United States a large percentage of the blasting in quarries, shafts, and tunnels, and from 15 to 25 percent of the blasts in mining operations, are set off electrically. The Bureau of Mines is interested in electric shot-firing because of its use in mining, and especially because electric methods, when properly applied, are undoubtedly safer than other methods commonly used." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12421/
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