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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.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Columbia River Magnetite Sands, Clatsop County, Oregon, and Pacific County, Washington, Hammond and McGowan Deposits

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on investigations of the magnetite-bearing sands near the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington. Properties of the sands and magnetite deposits are listed. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: February 1947
Creator: Kelly, James V.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

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.
Date: June 1923
Creator: Katz, S. H. & Bourquin, J. J.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Conditioning Water for Secondary-Recovery in Midcontinent Oil Fields

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on results from a study of water-injection plants in the mid-continent oil producing area. The report lists the field methods used, and the analysis of available water for injection. This report includes maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: December 1952
Creator: Watkins, J. W.; Willett, F. R. & Arthur, Charles E.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Conversion of Nicaro Nickel Oxide to Nickel Metal

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over testing conducted on nickel oxide to produce nickel metal. Details of testing methods and results are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1959
Creator: Mahan, W. M.; Melcher, N. B.; Riott, J. P. & Ostrowski, E. J.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corrosion and Deposits in Regenerative Air Preheaters

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the field tests performed on air preheaters. It also discusses the corrosion resistance of different materials, and their corrosive effects. This report contains tables, graphs, photographs and illustrations.
Date: August 1953
Creator: Barkley, J. F.; Karlsson, Hilmer; Berk, A. A.; Stark, C. F. & Burdick, L. R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Data Dictionary and Discussion for the Midnite Mine GIS Database

Description: Abstract: A geographic information system (GIS) database has been developed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) for the Midnite Mine and surroundings in northeastern Washington State (Stevens County) on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The mine is an open pit uranium mine which has been inactive since 1981. The GIS database was compiled to serve as a repository and source of historical and research information on the mine site. The database supported USBM hydrological and reclamation research on the mine site. The database also will be used by the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (as well as others) for environmental assessment and reclamation planning for future remediation and reclamation of the site. This report describes the data in the GIS database and their characteristics. The report also discusses known backgrounds on the data sets and any special considerations encountered by the USBM in developing the database. Most of the database also is planned to be available to the public as a two-CD-ROM set, although separately from this report.
Date: 1996
Creator: Peters, Douglas C.; Smith, M. Antoinette & Ferderer, David A.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Data on Pumping at the Anthracite Mines of Pennsylvania

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the study of pumping at anthracite mines in Pennsylvania. The study was conducted in order to solve anthracite mine-water problems. The report includes maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: September 1950
Creator: Ash, S. H. (Simon Harry), b. 1889; Eaton, W. L.; Gilbert, Joseph C.; James, H. M.; Jenkins, Hayden E.; Kennedy, D. O. et al.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Description and Operation of the N-T-U Retort on Colorado Oil Shale

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on Colorado oil-shale. Description of the N-T-U retort is presented. This report includes tables, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: November 1956
Creator: Ruark, J. R.; Berry, K. L. & Guthrie, Boyd
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design and Applications of Some Mathematical Models for Mine-Systems Analysis

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over mining systems. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this publication is to show possible application, within the field of mining, of some innovations to methods of analysis that have been developed and improved in recent years" (p. 2). This report includes tables, graphs, and illustrations.
Date: 1963
Creator: Hewlett, Richard F. & Redmon, D. E.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Destructive Distillation of Mixtures of Oil and Coal

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the characteristics and behavior of oil and coal distillation processes. The effectiveness of the distillation processes and the properties of the oil and coal mixtures are presented. This report includes tables, graphs, and illustrations.
Date: December 1921
Creator: Davis, Joseph D.; Place, Palmer B. & Scott, G. S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Detection and Control of Spontaneous Heating in Coal Mine Pillars--a Case Study

Description: This U.S. Bureau of Mines study examined spontaneous heating episodes in coal mine pillars in an active underground coal mine. The information obtained from these incidents was then analyzed to learn which sampling methods provided the earliest indication of pillar heating. The objective of this study was to discover if the location of future events of pillar spontaneous heating could be inferred from the available information. The spontaneous heating-prone area in this evaluation involved pillars located just in by the mine portals. Several detection methods were used to determine gas levels outside as well as inside the affected pillars. It was hoped that, by incorporating external and internal sampling methods into an organized program, locations undergoing spontaneous heating could be determined more readily. This study found that by drilling small-diameter boreholes into the pillars, then obtaining gas samples from the affected pillars, the ability to locate early spontaneous heating episodes was improved. However, the ability to accurately predict future spontaneous heating events remains in question.
Date: 1995
Creator: Timko, Robert J. & Derick, R. Lincoln
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development and Preliminary Operation of the Gas-Combustion Oil-Shale Pilot Retort

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over operations of an oil-shale pilot plant. As stated in the summary, "this report describes the step-by-step development of the Gas-Combustion retort and the various modifications and means of air admission used to obtain a workable unit" (p. 2). This report includes tables, graphs, and illustrations.
Date: November 1955
Creator: Matzick, Arthur; Ruark, J. R. & Putman, M. W.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development and Production History on the Salt Flat and Other Fault Fields of East Central Texas

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the Salt Flat fields in East Central Texas. As stated in the introduction, "this report deals with the development and production history of the Salt Flat field and gives comparative data on five outstanding fault fields. Two of these fields are producing from limestone and three from sandstone reservoirs" (p. 2-3). This report includes tables, maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: March 1931
Creator: Hill, Harry Blackburn; Bauserman, E. V. H. & Carpenter, C. B.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of a Mobile Compressor and Utility Station

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the development of a mobile compressor and utility station in the oil-shale mine near Rifle, Colorado during 1949. The report includes photographs and illustrations of the mobile station.
Date: July 1950
Creator: Wright, Fred D. & Ballinger, Homer J.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Development of an Electrolytic Method for the Determination of Inclusions in Plain-Carbon Steels

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the specifications and development of methods used in plain-carbon steel production. Proposed methods and experiment results are presented. This report includes tables, graphs, and photographs.
Date: May 1933
Creator: Fitterer, G. R.; Sockman, B. E.; Krockenberger, E. A.; Meneilly, R. B.; Marshall, E. W., Jr. & Eckel, J. F.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of Coal Combustion Sensitivity Tests for Smoke Detectors

Description: Standard smoldering and flaming combustion tests using small coal samples have been developed by the U.S. Bureau of Mines as a method to evaluate the response of a smoke detector. The tests are conducted using a standard smoke box designed and constructed according to Underwriters Laboratories. The tests provide a standard, easily reproducible smoke characteristic for smoldering and flaming coal combustion, based upon a comparison of the smoke optical density and the response of a standard ionization chamber to the smoke. With these standard tests, the range of threshold limits for the response of a smoke detector and the detector's reliability can be evaluated for nearly identical smoke visibility and smoke physical characteristics. The detector's threshold response limits and reliability need to be well defined prior to the instrument's use as part of a mine fire warning system for improved mine safety.
Date: 1995
Creator: Edwards, John C. & Morrow, Gerald S.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department