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 Decade: 1920-1929
 Serial/Series Title: United States Bureau of Mines Reports
The Meaning of Specifications for Gasoline and Kerosene

The Meaning of Specifications for Gasoline and Kerosene

Date: November 1926
Creator: Kraemer, A. J.
Description: Report on how to identify good gasoline and kerosene, written for the average citizen, with an explanation of purchaser and supplier relationships.
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Educational Agencies in Mining Communities

Educational Agencies in Mining Communities

Date: April 1920
Creator: Read, T. T.
Description: 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.
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Reduction Mills in Montana in 1925

Reduction Mills in Montana in 1925

Date: March 1927
Creator: Gerry, C. N.
Description: List of reduction mills in Montana, compiled in the course of investigations of mineral resources of Montana. It includes information about each loaction including: the process, character of ore, when the mill was operated, and custom work; equipment and power used; and capacity in tons.
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Practical Underground Education of the Coal Miner

Practical Underground Education of the Coal Miner

Date: November 1927
Creator: Grove, G. W.
Description: Report describing information that should be provided for miners when they are first being trained on-site, as well as an explanation about the education program offered by the Practical Mining School at Dawson, New Mexico.
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Survey of Gravities of Domestic Crudes

Survey of Gravities of Domestic Crudes

Date: April 1929
Creator: Hopkins, G. R. & Coons, A. B.
Description: Report on the comparative gravities of oil extracted from different regions of the United States.
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Ocher and Ochery Earths

Ocher and Ochery Earths

Date: May 1929
Creator: Santmyers, R. M.
Description: Report about ocher or ochery earth, "a natural mineral pigment composed largely of clay permeated with hydrated iron (ferric oxide)" (p. 2). It includes information about the uses of choer, substitutes, artificial ocher, mining and local deposits, import and export of ocher, and related information.
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Regulations and Inspection Prevent Accidents from Falls of Roof

Regulations and Inspection Prevent Accidents from Falls of Roof

Date: November 1927
Creator: Paul, J. W.
Description: Report on the need for regulations and inspections to counter preventable mine roof collapses and resulting injuries and fatalities.
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The Legendary "White Metal" and its "Ore"

The Legendary "White Metal" and its "Ore"

Date: December 1925
Creator: Davis, C. W.
Description: Report concerning stories about claims of a "white metal" extracted from an "ore" found packed around pieces of iron or steel. It includes information about various tests conducted about the validity of these claims and their findings.
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Future Timber Supply for Coal Mines: What One Company is Doing

Future Timber Supply for Coal Mines: What One Company is Doing

Date: November 1926
Creator: Tracy, L. D.
Description: Report discussing a case study of a coal company in Western Pennsylvania to show how mining companies might decrease their timber bills.
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What is Known about the Effect of Smoke on Health

What is Known about the Effect of Smoke on Health

Date: December 7, 1926
Creator: White, William Charles
Description: From title page: "For some years the Bureau of Mines, in connection with its investigations relating to efficiency in the combustion of fuels, as been engaged in a study of smoke prevention. Popular support for such work is usually based upon the injurious effects of smoke on the human ssytem, and this paper is published as a contribution to the literature dealing with that subject."
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Recovery of Gold from Black Sand Tailings

Recovery of Gold from Black Sand Tailings

Date: October 1920
Creator: Gross, John
Description: Report on the recovery of gold from black sand tailings, based on tests conducted at the U.S. Bureau of Mines' Alaska Station.
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The Recovery of Unburned Fuel from Boiler Furnace Refuse

The Recovery of Unburned Fuel from Boiler Furnace Refuse

Date: September 1921
Creator: Fraser, Thomas & Yancey, H. F.
Description: Report on recovering unburned fuel from boiler furnace refuse, based on processes used in Europe and tests in the United States.
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Metal Mine Ventilation and its Relation to Safety and Efficiency in Mining Operations

Metal Mine Ventilation and its Relation to Safety and Efficiency in Mining Operations

Date: June 1920
Creator: Harrington, D.
Description: Report on mine ventilation and its relation to safety and efficiency.
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Carbon Tetrachloride Extinguisher of Electric Fires

Carbon Tetrachloride Extinguisher of Electric Fires

Date: July 1923
Creator: Katz, S. H.; Gleim, E. J. & Bloomfield, J. J.
Description: 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).
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Comparison of Gas Masks, Hose Masks, and Oxygen-Breathing Apparatus

Comparison of Gas Masks, Hose Masks, and Oxygen-Breathing Apparatus

Date: June 1923
Creator: Katz, S. H. & Bourquin, J. J.
Description: 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.
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Analyses of Virginia Coals

Analyses of Virginia Coals

Date: 1926
Creator: Eby, J. Brian, (James Brian), 1896-; Campbell, Marius Robinson, 1858-1940; Paul, J. W.; Fieldner, Arno Carl, 1881-1966; Cooper, Harry Mac, 1882-; Osgood, F. D., 1888-1935 et al.
Description: 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.
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Oil-Shale: An Historical, Technical, and Economic Study

Oil-Shale: An Historical, Technical, and Economic Study

Date: July 1922
Creator: Gavin, Martin J.
Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing studies conducted on the development of the oil-shale industry from a historical, technical, and economic perspective. Results of the studies are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Leaching Nonsulphide Copper Ores with Sulphur Dioxide

Leaching Nonsulphide Copper Ores with Sulphur Dioxide

Date: May 1923
Creator: Van Barneveld, Charles E. & Leaver, Edmund S.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the sulfurous acid leaching of the Southwest experiment station. Operations and analyses of the experiment station are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Oil Shale: An Historical, Technical, and Economic Study

Oil Shale: An Historical, Technical, and Economic Study

Date: 1924
Creator: Gavin, Martin J.
Description: Revised report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing studies conducted on the development of the oil-shale industry from a historical, technical, and economic perspective. Results of the studies are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Safety in Coal Mining: A Handbook

Safety in Coal Mining: A Handbook

Date: 1928
Creator: Rice, George S.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing safety measures adopted by mining operations in the United States. As stated in the introduction, "this report deals solely with accidents in coal mines and with the means of prevention that have been determined and officially approved by the bureau" (p. 2). This report includes tables.
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Production of High-Alumina Slags in the Blast Furnace

Production of High-Alumina Slags in the Blast Furnace

Date: 1928
Creator: Joseph, T. L. (Thomas Leonard), b. 1894; Kinney, S. P. (Selwyne Perez), 1890-1976 & Wood, C. E. (Carl Edwin), b. 1900
Description: Technical report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the results of investigations studying the effects of alumina composition on the viscosity of iron slag.
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Electric Brass Furnace Practice

Electric Brass Furnace Practice

Date: 1922
Creator: Gillett, H. W. & Mack, E. L.
Description: 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.
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Recovery of Gasoline from Uncondensed Still Vapors

Recovery of Gasoline from Uncondensed Still Vapors

Date: August 1923
Creator: Dow, D. B.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing fuel recovery from uncondensed vapors. As stated in the introduction, "this paper aims to show the possibility of increasing the gasoline yield from the crude by the recovery of considerable gasoline that is now lost by remaining uncondensed" (p. 1). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Thermodynamic Properties of Oxygen and Nitrogen

Thermodynamic Properties of Oxygen and Nitrogen

Date: 1928
Creator: Millar, Russell W. & Sullivan, John D.
Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the thermodynamics of oxygen and nitrogen. Properties of these elements and methods of estimating thermodynamic data are presented. This report includes tables.
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