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Boundaries, areas, geographic centers and altitudes of the United States and the several states, with a brief record of important changes in their territory
From Forward: "The first edition of the record setting forth the history of the boundaries of the United States and the several States and Territories was prepared by Henry Gannett, assisted by Franklin G. Butterfield, and was published as Bulletin 13 of the United States Geological Survey in 1885. The present bulletin is a revision and enlargement of Bulletin 226 and includes additional matter incidentally connected with boundaries."
The Sunset-Midway Oil Field, California: Part 1. Geology and Oil Resources
This is a report on the Sunset-Midway oil field in Kern County, California, including the geology and production of oil.
Method and Cost of Mining the Thick Freeport Coal in a Second Western Pennsylvania Mine
From introduction: The purpose of this paper is to present a detailed description of the methods employed and the equipment used, with the results obtained in the operation of this mine in the thick Freeport bed on the northern end of the field, near the Alleghegny-Butler county line in western Pennsylvania. It may be classed as a captive mine, as the largest portion of the product is consumed at the by-product plants of the parent company
The Canadian Gypsum Industry
From introduction: The production of gypsum is one of the oldest industries in Canada, and in point of gypsum output Canada ranks third among the countries of the world. Gypsum was discovered in the Maritime Provinces at a very early date, but there is no authentic record..of production until about 1822, when gypsum was mined on a small scale in Ontario. Since.then the production has grown slowly but steadily to more than a million tons. In 1928 the output was 1,205,846 short tons, valued at $3,622,007.
The Manganese Situation from a Domestic Standpoint
From page 1: The purpose of this circular is to show the degree of dependence of the United States upon foreign sources for the manganese required by its industries.
The Kevin-Sunburst Oil Field and Other Possibilities of Oil and Gas in the Sweetgrass Arch, Montana
From introduction: The discovery of oil near Kevin, Mont., in March, 1922, gave prominence to the Sweetgrass arch, which is a large structural uplift somewhat similar in size and degree of folding to the Cincinnati arch. Most of the development so far attempted on this fold has been on the Kevin-Sunburst dome, a bulge upon the crest of the arch just south of the Canadian boundary. The dome covers about 16 townships, is nearly circular in outline, and has very low dips away from its highest point in all directions. Within the last five years (1923-1927) about 1,500 wells have been drilled upon it, over 880 of which are rated as productive. Since May, 1925, the field has stood second in production in the Rocky Mountain States being exceeded only by Salt Creek.
The Forsyth Coal Field: Rosebud, Treasure, and Big Horn Counties, Montana
From introduction: acknowledgements.-The Forsyth field was examined to collect data upon which to classify the public land included in it with regard to its value as coal land. The geologic mapping was done with the plane table and telescopic alidade, and all locations were tied to land corners.
Studies of Basin-Range Structure
From preface: This paper represents the partial fruition of a broad plan to reexamine critically the subject of Basin-Range structure.
Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1928
From introduction: The district discussed in this report embraces the entire northern peninsula of Michigan and the parts of northern Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota that were covered by a re-advance of the Superior lobe of the Labrador ice sheet late in the Wisconsin stage of glaciation.
Notes on the Geology of Upper Nizina River Alaska
Introduction: It is not intended to give here a full account of the geology of the district but rather to present certain new features that were observed during the season, with enough of the general geology, which is already well known and fully described in other publications, to make them understandable.
The Meaning of Specifications for Gasoline and Kerosene
Report on how to identify good gasoline and kerosene, written for the average citizen, with an explanation of purchaser and supplier relationships.
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.
Large Mollier Chart (Foot-Pound-Fahrenheit Units): Properties of Ammonia
Large mollier chart showing the properties of ammonia.
Reduction Mills in Montana in 1925
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.
Practical Underground Education of the Coal Miner
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.
Survey of Gravities of Domestic Crudes
Report on the comparative gravities of oil extracted from different regions of the United States.
Ocher and Ochery Earths
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.
Report of the Twenty-First National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1928
Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Regulations and Inspection Prevent Accidents from Falls of Roof
Report on the need for regulations and inspections to counter preventable mine roof collapses and resulting injuries and fatalities.
Compressibilities of gases
Reproduction of thirteen graphs for computing compressibilities of various gases and for computing the volumes delivered from cylinders containing various gases.
Report of the Twenty-Second National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1929
Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Revision of the American Chipmunks: (Genera Tamias and Eutamias)
Brief summary of the geographic distribution, life history, and subgenera of genera Tamias and Eutamias.
Revision of the American Lemming Mice (Genus Synaptomys)
Brief summary of the geographic distribution, habits, history, and subgenera of Synaptomys.
A Biological Survey of North Dakota
Summary of physiography and life zones and mammals of North Dakota.
A Biological Survey of the Pribilof, Alaska
Brief summary of the geographic distribution, habits, and habitats of the birds, mammals, insects, arachnids, and chilopods of the Pribilof Islands.
Revision of the American Pikas (Genus Ochotona)
Discusses distribution, habitat, habits, pelage, molt, specimens, history, and nomenclature of pikas. Provides descriptions, locations, and a key for species and subspecies.
A Biological Survey of Alabama
Booklet describing the biology of Alabama in two sections: (1) physiography and life zones, and (2) mammals. It also includes an annotated species list of mammals, bibliography, and index starting on page 81.
Voles of the Genus Phenacomys
Nests, young, food, habits, and enemies of the voles of the genus Phenacomys.
Taxonomic Review of American Long-tailed Shrews (Genera Sorex and Microsorex)
Brief summary of the habitat, habits, food and economic status, measurements, subfamilies, and subgenera of genera Sorex and Microsorex.
The Legendary "White Metal" and its "Ore"
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.
Future Timber Supply for Coal Mines: What One Company is Doing
Report discussing a case study of a coal company in Western Pennsylvania to show how mining companies might decrease their timber bills.
What is Known about the Effect of Smoke on Health
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."
Recovery of Gold from Black Sand Tailings
Report on the recovery of gold from black sand tailings, based on tests conducted at the U.S. Bureau of Mines' Alaska Station.
The Recovery of Unburned Fuel from Boiler Furnace Refuse
Report on recovering unburned fuel from boiler furnace refuse, based on processes used in Europe and tests in the United States.
Metal Mine Ventilation and its Relation to Safety and Efficiency in Mining Operations
Report on mine ventilation and its relation to safety and efficiency.
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).
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.
National Electrical Safety Code, 4th edition
Fourth edition of the United States Electrical Safety Code.
Discussion of the National Electrical Safety Code: (to Accompany the Third Edition of the Code), October 31, 1920
Discussion of the updated rules in the third edition of the National Electrical Safety Code.
Motor-Vehicle Headlighting
A report on the necessity of improved motor-vehicle lighting.
National Bureau of Standards: its functions and activities
A report on the functions of the National Bureau of Standards.
Tables of thermodynamic properties of ammonia
A report containing tables of thermodynamic properties of ammonia.
Annual Report of the Director of the Bureau of Standards to the Secretary of Commerce for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1922
Annual report of the director of the U.S. National Bureau of Standards discussing the staff, facilities, and activities of the agency during the fiscal year 1921-1922.
Report of the Nineteenth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1926
Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Mollier Chart of Properties of Ammonia, 1923
Mollier chart of properties of ammonia.
Strain Lines Developed by Compressive Tests on Structural Members of the Delaware River Bridge at the United States Bureau of Standards for the Delaware River Bridge Joint Commission
Strain lines illustrations from Delaware River Bridge.
Operation and Care of Vehicle-Type Batteries
Manual for operation and care of storage batteries for use in Army depots.
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.
Permissible Explosives, Mining Equipment, and Apparatus Approved Prior to January 1, 1924
Report documenting mining explosives, equipment, and breathing apparatuses approved by the United States Bureau of Mines prior to January 1, 1924.
Performance of B. M. W. 185-horsepower airplane engine
Report discusses the results of testing on a B.M.W. engine in an altitude chamber where temperature and pressure can be controlled to simulate flight at various altitudes. Results for various engine speeds, altitudes, and propeller speeds are provided.