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The Lignites of the Great Sioux Reservation : a Report on the Region Between the Grand and Moreau Rivers Dakota
From introductory: Report of the survey party on the Great Sioux Reservation for determining any coal-beds of economic value.
The Gabbros and Associated Hornblende Rocks Occurring in the Neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland
From introduction: The present paper is intended as a contribution to our knowledge of a particular phase of metamorphism in eruptive rocks, i.e., that one which is dependent on the secondary development of hornblende by the paramorphism or pseudomorphism of pyroxene.
On the Fossil Faunas of the Upper Devonian: the Genesee Section, New York
From letter of transmittal: The present report includes special discussion of the faunas of the Hamilton group and of those below the black shales of the Genesee group is omitted.
Tertiary and Cretaceous Strata of the Tuscaloosa, Tombigbee, and Alabama Rivers
From preface: This bulletin is based upon the observations of the Tertiary and Cretaceous strata exposed along the Tuscaloosa, Tombigbee, and Alabama Rivers in the state of Alabama.
Revision of the North American Pocket Mice
From introductory remarks: "Classification study of the North American pocket mouse based on about 170 specimens. Results of study increased recognized species to 18 and subspecies to 3 as well as shifting several well known names to other forms."
Descriptions of Fourteen New Species and One New Genus of North American Mammals
Brief summary of new species identified, including grasshopper mice, marmot, pika, Spermophile, ground squirrel, bat, and Arvicolinæ.
The Relations of the Traps of the Newark System in the New Jersey Region
From introduction: This contribution is a summary of the more complete results of a systematic study of the relations of the traps of the Newark system in New Jersey and New York
Results of a Biological Survey of the San Francisco Mountain Region and Desert of the Little Colorado, Arizona
Brief summary of a biological survey of the Painted Desert, specifically the San Francisco Mountain region, and the Grand Canyon (Cañon).
Descriptions of Twenty-six New Species of North American Mammals
Brief description of new species of ground squirrels, Evotomys, Marten, Molossus, prairie dog, kangaroo rats, pocket gopher, and Hesperomys.
A Late Volcanic Eruption in Northern California and its Peculiar Lava
Synopsis: The Lassen Peak, Volcanic Ridge, which connects the northern end of the Sierra Nevada in California with the Coast Range and separates the upper portion of the Sacramento Valley from the great interior basin, is composed chiefly of lavas from many volcanic reuptions.
Stratigraphy of the Bitmuninous Coal Field of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia
From introduction: This report deals with the Middle and Upper Carboniferous System.
The Viscosity of Solids
Preface: This bulletin is a second contribution to the general investigation of the physical contents of rocks, the experiments concerning which follow a general plan devised by Mr. Clarence King.
Results of a Biological Reconnoissance of South-Central Idaho
Brief summary of south-central Idaho, including descriptions of subregions, mammals, birds, and reptiles.
The Death Valley Expedition: A Biological Survey of Parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, Part 2
Collection of reports on Death Valley, the bordering region of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Reports include birds, reptiles and Batrachians, fishes, insects, mollusks, trees and shrubs, cactuses and yuccas, and list of localities in the reports.
Monographic Revision of the Pocket Gophers: Family Geomyidæ (Exclusive of the species of Thomomys)
From introduction: Study of about 1000 gopher specimens, enabling for the first time actual comparison of various species.
[American Shrews]
Brief summary of three genera of American shrews, including characteristics, habits, habitat, and skull, jaws, and teeth illustrations.
Synopsis of the Weasels of North America
Classification of the one ferret and 22 weasel species and subspecies, with 11 described for the first time.
Genera and Subgenera of Voles and Lemmings
Revision of the genera and subgenera of voles and lemmings with comparison between North American and European.
Natural History of the Tres Marías Islands, Mexico
Brief description of the Tres Marías Islands, Mexico, including mammals, birds, reptiles, crustacea, and plants found there.
Revision of the Jumping Mice of the Genus Zapus
Revision of genus Zapus based upon a study of more than 900 specimens, including nomenclature and skull and teeth figures.
Results of a Biological Survey of Mount Shasta California
From introduction: "Biological survey of northern California from the Madeline Plains to the Pacific Ocean and from the Oregon boundary to Lassen Butte and parts of the Sierra, with Mount Shasta occupying a nearly central position."
Revision of American Voles of the Genus Microtus
From introduction: "Synopsis of American voles based on a study of between 5,000 and 6,000 specimens from more than 800 localities."
Revision of the Pocket Mice of the Genus Perognathus
Revision of earlier report in this series detailing changes in classification resulting from study of up to 3,000 specimens.
Results of a Biological Reconnaissance of the Yukon River Region
Brief summary of the Yukon River region, including itinerary of expedition, faunal districts, new species identified, and mammals and birds present.
Revision of the Skunks of the Genus Chincha
From introduction: "Classification changes to skunks of genus Chincha in order to clear up confusion resulting from previous attempts at classification."
Natural History of the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia. Natural History of the Cook Inlet Region, Alaska
Results of 1900 expedition on Queen Charlotte Islands describing natural history.
The Geology and Petrography of Crater Lake National Park
From introduction: The two papers published here refer practically to the whole region included in the National Park. The one. Part I, treats primarily of the geology, the development of the great volcano, Mount Mazama, and its collapse, which gave birth to Crater Lake; the other, Part II, deals with the petrography, and gives a special description of the various rocks occurring in the park.
Preliminary Report on the Ketchikan Mining District, Alaska, with an Introductory Sketch of the Geology of Southeastern Alaska
From introduction: Since 1898 the United States Geological Survey has been carrying on a systematic investigation of the mineral resources of Alaska.As the northern mining districts of southeastern Alaska had already been the subject of an investigation by Dr. Becker in 1895,a and as the Ketchikan district was being rapidly developed, it was decided to spend the greater part of the short season in the Ketchikan district and in the fall to make a more hasty reconnaissance of the northern belt, in order to obtain a general familiarity with the region and, if possible, to establish some correlations. This plan was carried out, and the results of the work are embodied in the following report.
A Reconnaissance of the Northwestern Portion of Seward Peninsula, Alaska
From introduction: In response to an urgent demand by the public, the Geological Survey, in 1900, undertook a topographic and geologic reconnaissance of the southern half of the Seward Peninsula.( The area mapped embraced the more important gold fields of the peninsula. The topographic map made in 1900 included the drainage of Bering Sea from Cape Darby to Port Clarence, the southern drainage of Grantley Harbor and Imuruk Basin, and the northern drainage of Norton Sound. A geologic reconnaissance was also made of the York mining district and of part of the Kuzitrin drainage.
A Biological Investigation of the Hudson Bay Region
Results of 1900 biological expedition to document the Hudson Bay. Examination of species of plants and animals.
The Coal Resources of the Yukon, Alaska
An examination of coal deposits along the Yukon River conducted in 1902 mostly along the river banks from Dawson, Yukon to the delta.
Notes on the Geology of Southwestern Idaho and Southeastern Oregon
From introduction: The aim of the present paper is to put on record such observations relating to the general geology of the region traversed as it is thought may be of interest, more particularly to the people of Idaho and Oregon, and also in certain instances serve to supplement the report referred to on artesian conditions.
Oil Fields of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coastal Plain
From introduction: This report presents the findings of surveys of the extent of the oil fields in the gulf coastal plain.
Results of Primary Triangulation and Primary Traverse: Fiscal Year 1902-03
From introduction: This report contains the results of the primary triangulation and primary traverse executed by the USGS during the fiscal year 1902-3.
Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Upper Carboniferous Rocks of the Kansas Section
From introduction: This report presents the results of reconnaissances on the coal formations of the area of Kansas south of the Kansas River.
Results of Primary Triangulation and Primary Traverse: fiscal year 1903-04
From introduction: This report contains the results of primary triangulation and primary traverse in the eastern and western divisions of the United States.
The Tin Deposits of the York Region, Alaska
From introduction: It is the purpose of this bulletin to combine the results obtained by the USGS parties that have visited the region, together with the information derived from a study of specimens of tin ores and associated minerals recently brought from the York region by outside parties.
Index Generum Mammalium: a List of the Genera and Families of Mammals
This report consists of three parts: (1) An annotated list of the generic names of mammals; (2) an alphabetical list of the families of mammals, and (3) a classified list of the generic names, arranged by orders and families.
A Biological Reconnaissance of the Base of the Alaska Peninsula
General account with outline of route and life zones, and lists of mammals and birds.
Contributions to Economic Geology: 1904
From letter of transmittal: The report contains 63 contributions from 37 members of the Survey who have been engaged more or less continuously throughout the year in economic work, together with brief statements by the geologists in charge of the section of metalliferous ores and the section of nonmetalliferous economic minerals, of the extent and character of the economic work being carried on in the Survey.
The Fairhaven Gold Placers, Seward Peninsula, Alaska
From letter of transmittal: This manuscript is based on geologic and topographic reconnaissance survey, made during the summer of 1903, of an important placer-gold district in the northeastern part of Seward Peninsula.
The Gold Placers of the Fortymile, Birch Creek, and Fairbanks Regions, Alaska
From letter of transmittal: This report contains the economic results of a reconnaissance of these gold fields of the Yukon basin which was carried out in 1903.
Limestones of Southwestern Pennsylvania
From introduction: This report is a summary of the present knowledge of limestone beds in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Methods and Costs of Gravel and Placer Mining in Alaska
From letter of transmittal: It is believed that this report will stimulate the mining industry by making available, in compact form, the accumulated results of the experience of mining men in this field and by directing attention to those mining methods developed in older districts which appear to be adapted to the conditions prevailing in Alaska.
The Petroleum Fields of the Pacific Coast of Alaska with an Account of the Bering River Coal Deposits
From introduction: This report is made in response to a general demand for information a reconnaissance of the petroleum and coal fields in the vicinity of Controller Bay and Bering River and of the petroleum fields on the west shore of Cook Inlet and at Cold Bay made during 1903 and 1904.
Preliminary Report on the Geology and Water Resources of Central Oregon
From introduction: The observations recorded in this paper were made during a rapid reconnaissance from east to west through the central part of Oregon in the summer of 1903, and are in continuation of similar work in the same general region previously done by the author, reports concerning which have been published.
Report on Progress of Investigations of Mineral Resources of Alaska in 1904
From letter of transmittal: The report contains fourteen papers, prepared by ten members of the geologic corps, who have been engaged in Alaskan investigations during the last year. In this report an attempt has been made to summarize the economic results of last season's field work. Geologic matter has been entirely excluded, except where it has a direct bearing on the subjects under discussion. While such a report can have no permanent value, other than as a record of mining conditions during the year, it is believed that its prompt publication will help the mining industry of Alaska.
Report on Progress of Investigations of Mineral Resources of Alaska in 1905
From introduction: This report contains papers on summaries of progress in various phases of the mining industry during the last year, preliminary accounts of investigations in progress or completed, and statements of the results of minor investigations not to be published elsewhere.
Zinc and Lead Deposits of Northwestern Illinois
From introduction: The subject of this paper is the district of the extreme northwestern portion of Illinois, included in the upper Mississippi Valley containing zinc and lead.
Biological Survey of Texas
From introduction: "Report on the biological survey of Texas conducted over a number of years through collection of information and specimens. Focus on life zones and their subdivisions and on the mammals and reptiles of the state."