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Aeroradioactivity Survey and Areal Geology of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Area, Tennessee and Kentucky (ARMS-I)

Description: Report regarding an airborne radioactivity survey that took place over a 10,000 square mile area around the Oak Ridge National Laboratory near Knoxville, Tennesse. Topics include the types of bedrock noted in the area as well as their levels of radioactivity.
Date: March 1961
Creator: Bates, Robert G.
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Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910: Part 1. -- Analyses

Description: From Significance and value of Analyses of Coal: "The analyses published in this report cover samples of coal collected in many different parts of the country with unusual care by experiences men, in such manner as to make them representative of extensive beds of coal."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.
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Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910 Part 2. Descriptions of Samples

Description: From Introduction: "This volume contains the descriptions of the samples whose analyses are published in the preceding volume, Part I of this bulletin. The descriptions have been compiled from the notebooks of the persons who collected the samples, have been condensed from accounts given in published reports of the United States Geological Survey, or have furnished by the collection themselves. Inasmuch as the descriptions represent the work of many persons during a period of six years, and inasmuch as they were recorded under widely differing conditions, they necessarily vary in fullness detail."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.
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Analyses of Kentucky Coals

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing analyses of the Eastern and Western coal fields in Kentucky. The two coal fields are described in detail. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1944
Creator: McFarlan, Arthur C.
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Analyses of Tipple and Delivered Samples of Coal: (Collected During the Fiscal Years 1948 to 1950 Inclusive)

Description: From Forward: "This bulletin is the first of a new series, which includes analyses of only tipple and delivered coal. It covers samples collected throughout the United States from July 1, 1947 to June 30, 1950 (fiscal years 1948-50). It is planned that future publications of this series will cover a period of one fiscal year only and be issued as soon as possible after June 30 of each year."
Date: 1953
Creator: Snyder, N. H. & Aresco, S. J.
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Annual Report of Research and Technologic Work on Coal: Fiscal Year 1941

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the annual report over the research and technology of coal during 1941. As stated in the foreword, "these investigations increase our fund of exact knowledge on the properties and composition of American coals and lead to better methods in mining, preparing, storing, and utilizing coal" (p. 4). This report includes tables, illustrations, photographs, and a map.
Date: November 1941
Creator: Fieldner, Arno Carl & Schmidt, L. D.
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Carbonizing Properties: Eastern Kentucky Coals from Elkhorn Number 1, Elkhorn Number 2, Leatherwood, and Harlan Beds

Description: From Introduction and Summary: "This report gives results of an investigation of the carbonizing properties of the following eastern Kentucky coals: Elkhorn No.1 bed, No. 28 mine, Wayland, Floyd County; Elkhorn No.2 bed, Turner No.5 mine, Drift, Floyd County; Leatherwood (Haddix No.5) bed, Leatherwood mine, Leatherwood, Perry County; and Harlan bed, Path Fork mine, Path Fork, Harlan County."
Date: 1952
Creator: Davis, J. D.; Reynolds, D. A.; Brewer, R. E.; Wolfson, D. E.; Naugle, B. W.; Frederic, W. H. et al.
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City Smoke Ordinances and Smoke Abatement

Description: From Introduction: "In connection with the fuel investigations conducted by the Bureau of Mines much information has been accumulated as to the smoke abatement activities in various cities. The essential features of the information are presented in this report, which, it is believed, will be of public interest and benefit, especially to those communities that are just beginning organized effort to abate unnecessary smoke."
Date: 1912
Creator: Flagg, Samuel B.
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Coal Geology of the White Oak Quadrangle, Magoffin and Morgan Counties, Kentucky

Description: From abstract: The White Oak quadrangle lies near the western edge of the eastern Kentucky coalfield and includes approximately 59 square miles of parts of Magoffin and Morgan Counties, Ky. The outcropping rocks are equivalent to most of the Breathitt formation of Pennsylvanian age. The regional southeast dip of the rocks is interrupted by the Irvine-Paint Creek fault, the Caney anticline, the Grape Creek syncline, and the Johnson Creek fault.
Date: 1957
Creator: Adkison, W. L.
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Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States and Foreign Countries

Description: From Introduction: "The lack of comparable and accurate statistics of coal-mine accidents in the united States as a whole led the Bureau of Mines in 1911 to undertake the collection of such data. The mining departments of the leading foreign coal-producing countries have long taken cognizance of the importance of statistics. The bureau feels that in presenting the tables embodied in this report it is offering the and comparable statistics of coal-min accidents for the country as a whole that have ever been published."
Date: 1913
Creator: Horton, Frederick W.
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Coal-Washing Investigations: Methods and Tests

Description: 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."
Date: 1929
Creator: Yancey, H. F. & Fraser, Thomas
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Coke from Low-Ash Appalachian Coals for Carbon Electrodes in Aluminum Industry with a Chapter on Comparison of Results Obtained by Trent Process for Cleaning Coal with Those by Float-and-Sink Methods

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on testing conducted on coking coal samples for carbon electrode use in aluminum production. The testing methods, and results are presented. This report includes tables.
Date: November 1943
Creator: Selvig, W. A.; Ode, W. H.; Gibson, F. H. & Davis, Joseph D.
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The Coke Industry of the United States as Related to the Foundry

Description: From Introduction: "The present bulletin, published by the Bureau of Mines because of the analyzing and testing of fuels have been transferred from the Geographical Survey to the Bureau of Mines, briefly reviews the status of the coke industry, some features of practice in the use of coke in the foundry, the probable happenings of a cupola heat, and the reasons for modifying charging practice so that a particular coke can be used to best advantage."
Date: 1910
Creator: Moldenke, Richard
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Comparative Yields of Light Oil, Tar, and Constituents from Carbonization Tests at 800 Degrees, 900 Degrees, and 1,000 Degrees Celsius

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on testing done on a variety of American coals collected from 32 coal beds across the country. The carbonizing properties of samples tested at 3 different temperatures are presented. This report includes tables, and graphs.
Date: March 1943
Creator: Holmes, C. R.; Wilson, J. E. & Davis, J. D.
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Estimate of Known Recoverable Reserves of Coking Coal in Floyd County, Kentucky

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the known recoverable reserves of coking coal in Floyd County, Kentucky. The investigation includes a study on the properties of coal and coal blends found in the area. This report contains maps and tables.
Date: September 1951
Creator: Dowd, James J.; Turnbull, Louis A.; Toenges, Albert L.; Abernethy, R. F. & Reynolds, D. A.
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Estimate of Known Recoverable Reserves of Coking Coal in Harlan County, Kentucky

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies of the estimation of coking coal reserves from Harlan County, Kentucky. The methods used and measurements of coking coal are presented. This report includes tables, and maps.
Date: March 1954
Creator: Wallace, Joseph J.; Dowd, James J.; Travis, Raymond G.; Abernethy, R. F. & Reynolds, D. A.
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Estimate of Known Recoverable Reserves of Coking Coal in Knott County, Kentucky

Description: Report of investigations issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines regarding the estimates of known reserves of coking coal located in Knott County, Kentucky. The investigation also discusses properties of coal and coal blends from the area. This report includes maps and tables.
Date: July 1952
Creator: Dowd, James J.; Toenges, Albert L.; Abernethy, R. F. & Reynolds, D. A.
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Estimate of Known Recoverable Reserves of Coking Coal in Letcher County, Kentucky

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies of the estimation of coking coal reserves from Letcher County, Kentucky. The methods used and measurements of coking coal reserves are presented. This report includes tables, and maps.
Date: December 1953
Creator: Wallace, Joseph J.; Dowd, James J.; Travis, Raymond G.; Abernethy, R. F. & Reynolds, D. A.
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Estimate of Known Recoverable Reserves of Coking Coal in Perry County, Kentucky

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over investigations of coking-coal reserves of Perry County, Kentucky. Methods used, and measurements of coal reserves are listed. This report includes tables, and maps.
Date: November 1954
Creator: Wallace, Joseph J.; Dowd, James J.; Travis, Raymond G.; Abernethy, R. F. & Reynolds, D. A.
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Estimate of Known Recoverable Reserves of Coking Coal in Pike County, Kentucky

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines to evaluate the known reserves of coking coal in Pike County, Kentucky. The properties of coal and coal blends from the area are presented. This report includes tables and maps.
Date: May 1951
Creator: Dowd, James J.; Turnbull, Louis A.; Toenges, Albert L.; Abernethy, R. F. & Reynolds, D. A.
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Fluorspar Deposits in Western Kentucky: Part 1

Description: From introduction: The need for fluorspar in the manufacture of open-hearth steel, hydrofluoric acid, aluminum, certain insecticides, refrigerants and airconditioning compounds, welding rods, 100-octane gasoline, and many other products necessary to the prosecution of World War II resulted in unprecedented demands for this commodity. To help increase production to meet these demands, the War Production Board in 1942 asked the United States Geological Survey to plan a comprehensive study of the fluorspar deposits in the United States. This study has been carried on in many parts of the country in cooperation with geologists and engineers of State and Federal agencies and with local producers.
Date: 1955
Creator: Williams, James Steele; Duncan, Helen & Hardin, George C., Jr.
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Fluorspar Deposits in Western Kentucky: Part 2

Description: From abstract: The central part of the Commodore fault system is in the western Kentucky fluorspar district, in Crittenden County, about 6 miles northwest of Marion. It has yielded from 30,000 to 40,000 tons of crude fluorspar and nearly 20,000 tons of zinc ore. Limestones, sandstones, and shales of the Meramec, Chester, and Pottsville groups of Carboniferous age crop out as relatively flat-lying beds, except near faults. The rocks are transected by high-angle normal faults. The main faulted zone is the Commodore fault system, which displaces the beds from 1,500 to 2,000 feet. The principal vein minerals are fluorite, calcite, smithsonite, sphalerite, and galena. Fluorite and smithsonite are the chief ore minerals, occurring as lenses along the faults. The mines have been worked since 1892, but most of the workings are caved or filled with water.
Date: 1954
Creator: Trace, Robert D.
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Fluorspar Deposits in Western Kentucky: Part 3

Description: Abstract: The Moore Hill fault system in the central part of the Kentucky-Illinois fluorspar field is about 26 miles long. Fluorspar has been produced from a part nearly 5 miles long, and since mining began in 1899 this system has yielded more than 300,000 tons of fluorspar. Lead and zinc sulfides commonly are found in the ore, but only rarely do they occur in sufficient quantity to be worth recovering. The productive part of the fault system was mapped and the properties and principal mines described. The high-angle normal faults of the system cut limestones, sandstones, and shales of Mississippian age. Stratigraphic displacements range from less than a foot to as much as 550 feet. The fluorspar bodies are sporadically distributed in veins of calcite and fluorite along the faults.
Date: 1954
Creator: Thurston, William R.; Hardin, George C., Jr. & Klepser, Harry J.
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Geology and Coal Resources of the Salyersville North Quadrangle, Magoffin, Morgan, and Johnson Counties, Kentucky

Description: From introduction: The U.S. Geological Survey has conducted investigations of the geology and coal resources of the area in and adjacent to the Salyers-ville North quadrangle in the Eastern Kentucky coal field (fig. 7). The Salyersville North quadrangle lies between lat. 3745' and 37052'30'' N., and long. 8300' and 83 07'30'' E.; it is a 71/2-minute quadrangle in the southeast quarter of the Dingus 15-minute area which also includes the Dingus, Lenox, and White Oak 7 -minute quadrangles (fig. 8). The present report is the second for the 15-minute Dingus area; a report by Adkison (1957) has been published for the White Oak quadrangle and a third report is in preparation for the Lenox quadrangle. Other published reports for quadrangles in the vicinity are those by Englund (1955) for Cannel City to the west; Bergin (1962) for Seitz to the southwest; and Hauser (1953) for Paintsville to the east.
Date: 1963
Creator: Adkison, W. L. & Johnston, J. E.
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