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Briquetting Subbituminous Coal

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over briquetting of coal for development of more effective fuel. Materials, equipment, and processes are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: June 1943
Creator: Parry, V. F. & Goodman, John B.

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.

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.

The Coso Quicksilver District, Inyo County, California

Description: From abstract: The Coso quicksilver district, which is in the Coso Range, Inyo County, Calif., produced 231 flasks of quicksilver between 1935 and 1939. The quicksilver mineral, cinnabar, was not recognized in the district until 1929, although the hot springs near the deposits have been known since about 1875...The granitic rock on which much of the sinter rests is considerably altered. The cinnabar was deposited as films and grains in open spaces in the sinter, during one stage in a sequence of hot spring activities that still continues. The amount of sinter in the district is estimated to be about 1,800,000 tons. Although the greater part of this does not contain much cinnabar, the total quantity of such material is large enough to be of interest as a low-grade ore.
Date: 1943
Creator: Ross, Clyde P. & Yates, Robert G.

Diesel Engines Underground: [Part] 4. Effect on Composition of Exhaust Gas of Variables Influencing Fuel Injection

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over diesel engine operations. As stated in the introduction, "it is the purpose of this report to present such data and to reemphasize the importance of adequate maintenance for diesel engines used underground" (p. 2). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: April 1943
Creator: Holtz, John C.; Berger, L. B.; Elliott, M. A. & Schrenk, H. H.

Experiment Station Record, Volume 86, January-June, 1942

Description: Volume provides abstracts of agricultural experiments conducted during the year. Also includes statistics, convention reports, bulletins, bibliographies, and listings for Spanish edition publications from the Puerto Rico station. Name and subject indexes start on page 879.
Date: 1943
Creator: U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Research Administration. Office of Experiment Stations.

Experiment Station Record, Volume 87, July-December, 1942

Description: Volume provides abstracts of agricultural experiments conducted during the year. Also includes statistics, convention reports, bulletins, bibliographies, and listings for Spanish edition publications from the Puerto Rico station. Name and subject indexes start on page 901.
Date: 1943
Creator: U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Research Administration. Office of Experiment Stations.

Geology of the Coastal Plain of Georgia

Description: From preface: The manuscript of this report, which is the culmination of field and office studies carried on intermittently s' ice 1914, partly in cooperation with the Geological Survey of Georgia, was completed early in 1938. It was prepared with the expectation that it would form part of a more comprehensive report on the geology of Georgia by several authors, which was intended to accompany a geologic map of the entire State on a scale of 1: 500,000. However, this map without the text was published in 1939 by the Georgia Division of Mines, Mining and Geology. Part of this map is reproduced herein as plate 1 without revision.
Date: 1943
Creator: Cooke, C. Wythe

Geology of the Portage Pass Area, Alaska

Description: Abstract: The Portage Pass area is in south-central Alaska, and includes part of the narrow neck of land that joins the Kenai Peninsula with the mainland to the north. This region is in general mountainous, elevations ranging from sea level to more than 4,000 feet on the peaks bordering the area. Several glaciers, all of which are apparently receding, extend into the area. Vegetation, chiefly alder and cottonwood on the valley lowlands and some spruce and hemlock on the lower slopes, extends to an elevation of about 1,000 feet, above which the slopes are bare except for occasional clumps of brush. The bedrock of the entire area is slate, argillite, and graywacke, apparently part of the same great series that extends from the Kenai Peninsula into the Prince William Sound region and is at least in part of Cretaceous age. The only igneous rocks recognized in the area are a few acidic dikes and a small diabase dike. Small, irregular quartz veinlets are widespread. The structure is not only complex but, owing to extensive metamorphism, is in many places obscure. A general northeast strike and steep to vertical dips of both bedding and cleavage planes are the rule, but there appears to be some broad folding along steeply northeast-pitching axes. Although no large faults have been recognized, much movement has occurred along many small faults, shear zones, and bedding planes. All observed faults and shear zones trend northeastward. There are no mines in this area. Some mineralization of quartz veins was noted at a few places, and some prospecting has been done, but no workable deposits are known.
Date: 1943
Creator: Barnes, Farrell F.

History of Water Flooding of Oil Sands in Oklahoma

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the oil production from water injection methods. As noted in the introduction, "it is the purpose of this report to present data such as volume of oil produced monthly, volume of water injected monthly, spacing of wells, number of injection wells and oil wells, and other such pertinent information" (p. 5). This report includes tables, graphs, maps, and illustrations.
Date: November 1943
Creator: Taliaferro, David Benjamin & Logan, David M.

Magnolia Oil Field, Columbia County, Arkansas: Part 1. Petroleum-Engineering Study; Part 2. Derivation and Application of Material-Balance Equations

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on studies conducted at the Magnolia oil fields in Columbia County, Arkansas. History, geology, and methods are presented. This report includes tables, graphs, maps, and illustrations.
Date: September 1943
Creator: Carpenter, Charles B.; Schroeder, H. J. & Cook, Alton B.

Manganiferous and Ferruginous Chert in Perry and Lewis Counties, Tennessee

Description: From abstract: Perry and Lewis Counties, east of the Tennessee River, in west-middle Tennessee, are underlain by nearly flat-lying rocks of Paleozoic age, with Mississippian cherty limestones forming the greater part of the surface of the western Highland Rim Plateau ridges. Near the summits of the ridges there is a fairly definite horizon in the chert that contains manganese and iron oxides in varying degrees of concentration. Weathering of the mineralized chert has produced widespread float on the hill slopes and in the beds of small spring branches, and the presence of this float, some of it rich enough for metallurgical manganese ore, has encouraged a search for promising deposits in place. In the present study 52 localities where the mineralized beds crop out or have been prospected were examined.
Date: 1943
Creator: Burchard, Ernest F.

Memorandum Listing the Areas in Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico that are Geologically Favorable for Developing Large Reserves of Vanadium Ore by Prospecting

Description: Introduction: Vanadium ore is being mined at many places in western Colorado, southeastern Utah, northeastern Arizona, and northwestern New Mexico (fig. 1). Eight mills in this region produced about 4,300,000 pounds of V2 05 in 1942, representing about 90 percent of the vanadium obtained from domestic sources. Although ore production has mostly exceeded mill capacity since 1937, production during the last half of 1942 averaged only about 19,000 tons or ore a month, whereas the capacity of these mills total about 22,000 tons a month. At the expected rate of ore production, ore stockpiles will be exhausted sometime in 1944, and these mills will then have excess capacity. With more intensive prospecting than now practiced, however, it is believed that sufficient reserves can be indicated to sustain capacity operation of these mills for several years. This memorandum is prepared to specify those areas that are considered most favorable from a geologic standpoint for developing large reserves of vanadium ore by prospecting. It is based on intensive studies by the Geological Survey since 1939 in most of the areas that produce vanadium ore.
Date: April 10, 1943
Creator: Fischer, R. P.

More Food Through Conservation Farming

Description: Revised edition. "This bulletin discusses in general the ways in which conservation measures increase crop production, improve pasture and range, and maintain the productivity of the soil." -- p. i. Many of these topics are discussed with regard to the war production efforts undertaken by the federal government of the United States during the World War II Era.
Date: 1943
Creator: Semple, Arthur T. (Arthur Truman), 1895-

National Safety Competition of 1942

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on its annual safety contest between mine workers. Different types of mines enrolled in the competition and the winners and honorable mentions for 1942 are presented. This report includes tables.
Date: October 1943
Creator: Adams, William Waugh & Lawrence, T. D.