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Analyses of Complex Mixtures of Gases: Application to Control and Extinguish Fires and to Prevent Explosions in Mines, Tunnels, and Hazardous Industrial Processes

Description: From Purpose of Report: "The purpose of the report is to point out what the mine-management official, the safety engineer, and the chemist, can do to utilize analyses of complex gas mixtures as basis for safe procedure to (1) control and extinguish fires in mines, tunnels, and individual plants and (2) prevent explosions when dealing with explosive mixtures and sources of ignition. The report is designed to meet the needs of those desiring to utilize analyses of complex-gas mixtures for the above-mentioned purpose."
Date: 1948
Creator: Ash, S. H. & Felegy, E. W.

Beryl Mountain, Sullivan County, New Hampshire

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over exploration of mineral deposits on Beryl Mountain. As stated in the introduction, "testing by surface cuts, trenching, and tunneling was conducted by the Bureau of Mines from August to December 1943" (p. 1). This report includes maps.
Date: March 1948
Creator: Levin, S. B.

Coals of Chile

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether the coal from beds mined in the Schwager and Lota mines will produce metallurgical coke suitable for use in the blast furnaces at the proposed steel plant at Conception, and whether the quality of the lower-rank coals from other areas in Chile, especially those in Magallanes, where the large coal reserves of Chile appear to exist; can be improved by processing."
Date: 1948
Creator: Toenges, Albert L.; Kelly, Leon W.; Davis, J. D.; Reynolds, D. A.; Fraser, Thomas; Crentz, W. L. et al.

Consumption of Slab Zinc in the United States by Industries, Grades, and Geographic Divisions, 1940-45: Including a Summary of Consumption Since 1900

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the U.S. slab-zinc consumption between the years of 1940-1945. As stated in the introduction, "this information circular summarized basic data collected for many years by the Bureau of Mines, but in particular presents for the 1940-45 period details derived from the comprehensive slab zinc consumption survey inaugurated in 1940" (p. 3). The different uses for slab zinc are presented. This report includes maps, tables, and illustrations.
Date: February 1948
Creator: Ransome, Alfred L.

Explosions of Ammonium Nitrate Fertilizer on Board the S. S. Grandcamp and S. S. High Flyer at Texas City, Texas, April 16, 17, 1947

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines regarding explosions that took place on two separate cargo ships in 1947. The observations, data collected, and testing done during investigations of the disaster are presented. This report includes photographs, and illustrations.
Date: February 1948
Creator: Kintz, G. M.; Jones, G. W. & Carpenter, Charles B.

Flood-Prevention Projects at Pennsylvania Anthracite Mines: Progress Report for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1947

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the progress made on flood prevention in anthracite mines. As stated in the report, "the broad objective of the investigative work was to obtain factual data on: 1. anthracite reserves of Pennsylvania, 2. underground water pools, 3. barrier pillars, 4. the "buried valley" of the Susquehanna River, and 5. infiltration of surface water into underground mine workings" (p. 4). This report includes tables, graphs, maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: April 1948
Creator: Ash, S. H.; Cassap, W. E.; Eaton, W. L.; Hughes, Karl; Romischer, W. M. & Westfield, James

Geophysical Investigation of Manganiferous Iron Deposits, Boston Hill, Grant County, New Mexico

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over geophysical studies conducted on iron deposits of Grant County, New Mexico. Methods and equipment used during the studies are presented. The results are also presented and discussed. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: February 1948
Creator: Joesting, H. R.; Bacon, L. O. & Getz, J. H.

Georgia Iron Deposits, Cherokee, Bartow, Floyd, and Polk Counties (In Two Parts): Part II

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over exploration of iron ore deposits in four counties in Georgia. The work accomplished during the summer of 1945 in these deposits is presented. The report describes physical features, geology, and characteristics of the ore samples collected. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: January 1948
Creator: Robertson, Almon F.

An Index of Shale-Oil Patents

Description: From Introduction: "Work on this project was begun early in 1944; and the results with respect to shale oil are reported in this Bulletin. Since this bulletin is only an index to this large repository of ideas relating to the the treatment of shale oil, the material is presented in the form of short notices describing the subject material of each patent, which consist of an abridgment of the patent (if British or Australian) or a typical claim in the case of the United States or foreign patents."
Date: 1948
Creator: Klosky, Simon

Investigation of Arkansas Bauxite

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over exploratory work conducted on the bauxite deposits of Arkansas. Descriptions of geophysical characteristics and core drilling results are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: March 1948
Creator: Malamphy, M. C.; Dale, G. K.; Romslo, T. M.; Reed, A. H., Jr.; Ollar, A. & Tracey, J. I., Jr.

Investigation of Meta-Anthracite in Newport and Providence Counties, Rhode Island: Petrography, Chemical Characteristics, and Geology of Deposits: I. Investigation of the Field and the Physical and Chemical Characteristics of the Deposits; II. Preliminary Geologic Study of the Portsmouth and Cranston Areas, Rhode Island; III. General Conclusions

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the meta-anthracite of Rhode Island. The physical and chemical characteristics, geology, and petrography of the deposits are presented in three parts. The methods used in the study are also listed. This report includes tables, maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: April 1948
Creator: Toenges, Albert L.; Turnbull, Louis A.; Neale, Arthur; Schopf, J. M.; Abernethy, R. F. & Quinn, Alonzo W.

Laramie Sponge-Iron Pilot Plant

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the pilot plant in Laramie County, Wyoming. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this report is to record information derived from recent experimental work that had as its objective the development and demonstration of one method of producing sponge iron" (p. 2). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: September 1948
Creator: Johnston, T. L. & Mahan, W. M.

Minable Reserves, Petrography, Chemical Characteristics, and Washability Tests of Coal Occurring in the Coos Bay Coal Field, Coos County, Oregon

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the coal reserves of Coos County, Oregon. Investigations conducted on the minable coal reserves are presented in detail. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1948
Creator: Toenges, Albert L.; Dowd, James J.; Turnbull, Louis A.; Schopf, J. M.; Cooper, H. M.; Toenges, Albert L. et al.