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Extinguishing and Preventing Oil and Gas Fires

Description: From Introduction: " As the subject of oil and gas is necessarily broad, no attempt is made in this bulletin to treat it exhaustively; rather the bulletin aims to point out what has been done by operators in the past, and to describe various fire-prevention methods and fire-fighting apparatus which are being used or adopted by many of the larger oil companies. These methods and apparatus, it is believed, if universally employed by operators, will largely decrease the present enormous annual losses."
Date: 1920
Creator: Bowie, C. P.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Facts Relating to the Production and Substitution of Manufactured Gas for Natural Gas

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over information obtained on manufactured gas production instead of natural gas production. The information collected is discussed. This includes such topics as rates, methods, and locations of gas. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1929
Creator: Odell, William Wallace
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Ferric Sulphate-Sulphuric Acid Process: With a Chapter on Producing Small Bubbles of Gas in Liquids by Submerged Orifices

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the ferric sulphate-sulphuric acid process. As stated in the introduction, "the work reported here comprises merely a study of the chemistry of the process and the mechanical conditions that would have to be observed in practice" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1927
Creator: Ralston, Oliver C. & Maier, Chas. G.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flow of Gases Through Beds of Broken Solids

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the effects of vapor flow through beds of broken solids. Methods and results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1929
Creator: Furnas, C. C.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigations of the Preparation and Use of Lignite, 1918-1925

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over investigations conducted on lignite. Preparation methods and uses of lignite are discussed. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1926
Creator: Hood, O. P. & Odell, William Wallace
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigations of the Preparation and Use of Lignite, 1918-1925

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over investigations conducted on lignite. Preparation methods and uses of lignite are discussed. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1926
Creator: Hood, O. P. & Odell, William Wallace
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigations of Zirconium with Especial Reference to the Metal and Oxide: Historical Review and Bibliography

Description: From introduction: "As it necessary to begin with a historical review of the literature, such a review is given as Part I of this report, and a bibliography is included as Part IV. References to the numbered items in this bibliography are made throughout the text, the usual footnote reference being omitted. Analyses of the products and conclusions as their purity are given under the descriptions of methods of preparation. A table showing the properties amorphous metal, and another showing the properties of the coherent metal, will be found under appropriate headings in Part II."
Date: 1921
Creator: Marden, J. W. & Rich, M. N.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Iron-Ore (Hematite) Mining Practice in the Birmingham District, Alabama

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on red iron-ore mining near Birmingham, Alabama. Results of the studies are presented and discussed, as are mining methods. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1926
Creator: Crane, Walter R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Iron Oxide Reduction Equilibria: A Critique from the Standpoint of the Phase Rule and Thermodynamics

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on iron oxide reduction. As stated in the scope of bulletin, "this bulletin, therefore, presents the properties of the common oxides of iron, their combinations with each other, and the reduction-equilibrium diagrams by which the investigator passes from one to the next; the end point is not pure iron but the carburized iron of the blast furnace, cast iron" (p. 1-2). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1929
Creator: Ralston, Oliver C.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Limits of Inflammability of Gases and Vapors

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the inflammability of the gases found in mines. As stated in the introduction, "it is the object of this paper to present the results of a critical review of all figures published on the limits of inflammability of combustible gases and vapors when in admixture with air, oxygen, or other "atmosphere" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1928
Creator: Coward, H. F. & Jones, G. W.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Manufacture of Sulphuric Acid in the United States

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the production of sulfuric acid. As stated in the introduction, "the present bulletin was prepared to cover the main facts in regard to the industry in this country, including a discussion of the supplies of sulfur-bearing raw materials, the situation of the acid plants, the principal points in regard to manufacturing processes, and the uses of the acid" (p. 2). This report includes tables, illustrations, photographs, and a map.
Date: July 1920
Creator: Wells, Arthur Edward & Fogg, Donald E.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining of Thin Coal Beds in the Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on thin coal beds of the anthracite region in Pennsylvania. Results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1927
Creator: Ashmead, Dever C.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

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.
Date: July 1922
Creator: Gavin, Martin J.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Shale: An Historical, Technical, and Economic Study

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.
Date: 1924
Creator: Gavin, Martin J.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pennsylvania Mining Statutes Annotated

Description: From Author's Explanation: "This bulletin is intended to include every legislative enactment of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania relating to the mining and mineral industries. The entire body of mining laws is set out for these obvious reasons: (1) To show the progress and advancement made, and the changes through which the enactments have passed; (2) an author may not assume the determination of what particular laws are in fact in effect, as this is within the jurisdiction of the courts alone; (3) it was at least necessary to set out all acts that had at any time been construed by the courts."
Date: 1920
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Petroleum Laws of All America

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines covering petroleum laws of the U.S. and surrounding oil producing countries. As stated in the preface, "this bulletin includes the petroleum laws of (1) United States; (2) the several oil-producing States; (3) Canada; (4) Mexico; (5) the Republics of Central and South America" (p. iv).
Date: March 1921
Creator: Thompson, Joseph Wesley
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Petroleum Refinery Statistics: 1927

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over statistical records kept on petroleum refineries during 1927. Statistical information on different forms of petroleum is discussed. This report includes tables.
Date: 1929
Creator: Hopkins, G. R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plastic Magnesia

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the production methods and uses of plastic magnesia. Methods, properties, and uses of plastic magnesia are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1925
Creator: Ralston, Oliver C. & Pike, Robert D.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quality of Gasoline Marketed in the United States

Description: From Scope of the Present Bulletin: "The present bulletin furnishes, in addition to the analytical figures, fairly complete data on the production, consumption, and quality of gasoline."
Date: 1920
Creator: Hill, H. H. & Dean, E. W.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety in Coal Mining: A Handbook

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.
Date: 1928
Creator: Rice, George S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Some Principles Governing the Production of Oil Wells

Description: From Introduction: "The report discusses some of the fundamental factors governing oil production, taking up first the conditions affecting the amount of oil in the oil sand, then those factors that control the rate of production of oil wells, and then discusses several related problems, most of which deal particularly with the effect of the production of one well on that of another."
Date: 1921
Creator: Beal, Carl H. & Lewis, J. O.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Subsidence Due to Coal Mining in Illinois

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over investigations on surface subsidence from coal mining in Illinois. The results of the investigations are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1927
Creator: Herbert, Charles Arthur & Rutledge, J. J.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department