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Antimony Deposits of El Antimonio District Sonora, Mexico

Description: From introduction: This is one of a series of detailed studies of the antimony deposits of Mexico, which were investigated by the United States Geological Survey and the Instituto de Geologia de Mexico. The investigation was part of a cooperative program sponsored by the Interdepartmental Committee for Scientific and Cultural Cooperation, under the auspices of the Department of State.
Date: 1949
Creator: White, Donald Edward & Guiza, Reinaldo
Item Type: Report

Birth and Development of Parícutin Volcano, Mexico

Description: From introduction: In this report the authors have attempted to present a strictly factual account of the birth and development of Paricutin volcano and avoid any interpretive opinions that might break the true narrative of events.
Date: 1956
Creator: Foshag, William F. & González Reyna, Jenaro
Item Type: Report

Coal Deposits of the Santa Clara District Near Tonichi, Sonora, Mexico

Description: From abstract: The Santa Clara coal district is 7 to 10 kilometers west of Tonichi, a small town on the Rio Yaqui, in southeastern Sonora, Mexico. Tonichi was the terminus of a branch railroad from Corral until May 1945, when the end of the line was removed. The coal deposits were developed by the Southern Pacific Railroad from the 1890's until about 1911, when the mines were abandoned, partly because the coal was found unsuitable for use in locomotives. Other coal deposits, near Los Bronces and San Javier, west of the Santa Clara district, were mined for a number of years to provide coal for a silver smelter at San Javier which was abandoned sometime during the 1920's. Since 1942 the Santa Clara deposits have been reopened; through 1945 about 50,000 tons of coal had been shipped, at first to the Boleo copper smelter at Santa Rosalia, Baja California, and more recently to Guadalajara, Jalisco, for the manufacture of calcium carbide.
Date: 1949
Creator: Wilson, Ivan F. & Rocha, Victor S.
Item Type: Report

Copper Mining in North America

Description: From introduction: "In this paper are assembled and summarized many subjects relating to the copper industry in North America. Production of mines and districts, history of the industry in North America. Production of mines and districts, history of the industry, geology, of the principal deposits, and mining methods and costs are discussed."
Date: 1938
Creator: Gardner, E. D.; Johnson, C. H. & Butler, B. S
Item Type: Report

Engineering Aspects of the September 19, 1985 Mexico Earthquake

Description: Report issued by the National Bureau of Standards over the 1985 Mexico earthquake. The rescue efforts and damage assessments are discussed. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 1987
Creator: Stone, William C.; Yokel, Felix Y.; Celebi, Mehmet; Hanks, Thomas & Leyendecker, Edgar V.
Item Type: Report

Erosion Studies at Parícutin, State of Michoacán, Mexico

Description: From abstract: Paricutin is 320 kilometers west of Mexico City and is reached by air, rail, or paved highway to Uruapan, Michoacan, and thence by 37 kilometers of paved and dirt road to lava-destroyed San Juan Parangaricutiro, 5 kilometers north of the cone.
Date: 1950
Creator: Segerstrom, Kenneth
Item Type: Report

Investigation of Toxic Gases from Mexican and other High-Sulphur Petroleums and Products: Report by the Bureau of Mines, Department of the Interior, to the American Petroleum Institute

Description: From Scope of the Work and Findings: "The work was divided into two parts, namely, field work and laboratory investigations. The most interesting and important of the laboratory investigations. The most interesting and important of the laboratory findings were: (1) The presence of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in the gases and vapors from light Mexican crude; (2) the extreme toxicity of H2S; (3) the absence of arsine, stibine, phosgene, hydrocyanic acid, and other toxic substances; (4) treatment recommended for poisoning by H2S; (5) use and limitations of oxygen breathing apparatus, hose masks, and gas masks."
Date: 1923
Creator: Sayres, R. R.; Smith, N. A. C.; Fieldner, A. C.; Mitchell, C. W.; Jones, G. W.; Yant, W. P. et al.
Item Type: Report

Manganese Deposits of the Talamantes District Near Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico

Description: From abstract: The Talamantes district, 20 kilometers east of Parral in southern Chihuahua, has been the second largest producer of manganese ore in Mexico. Production, which started during World War I and has been more or less continuous since 1930, has totaled about 50,000 tons of ore with an average manganese content of 40 or 41 percent. The mines are on the Mesa de Talamantes, which is underlain by folded Cretaceous (?) limestone, overlain unconformably by gently dipping Tertiary rhyolite flows and tuff, volcanic breccia, agglomerate, and tuffaceous sandstone. Steeply dipping normal faults of northerly trend cut the rock and divide the mesa into a series of blocks.
Date: 1948
Creator: Wilson, Ivan F. & Rocha, Victor S.
Item Type: Report

Optical Calcite Deposits of the Republic of Mexico

Description: From abstract: Many small deposits of optical calcite (Iceland spar) were discovered in the States of Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, and Sinaloa from early in 1942 to late in 1944. Exploration that began in Sonora led to the discovery of commercial deposits in the eastern part of that State, and subsequently other deposits were found and mined in southwestern and northeastern Chihuahua and in western and central Durango. The largest deposits can be reached by foot or by horse in from 1 to 3 hours from the nearest truck roads, but some of the small deposits are 1 to 3 days by horse from the nearest roads.
Date: 1948
Creator: Fries, Carl, Jr.
Item Type: Report

Petroleum Laws of All America

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines covering petroleum laws of the U.S. and surrounding oil producing countries. As stated in the preface, "this bulletin includes the petroleum laws of (1) United States; (2) the several oil-producing States; (3) Canada; (4) Mexico; (5) the Republics of Central and South America" (p. iv).
Date: March 1921
Creator: Thompson, Joseph Wesley
Item Type: Report

Seven New White-winged Doves from Mexico, Central America, and Southwestern United States

Description: Seven new subspecies of the white-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica) are described. The patterns of these recoveries are an invaluable aid to understanding racial distribution of this species. The extent of migration that breed in Central America is not yet adequately known. The range of the doves extends as far north as the southwestern United States.
Date: May 1968
Creator: Saunders, George B.
Item Type: Report

Tin Deposits of Durango, Mexico

Description: From abstract: This report summarizes the economic possibilities of the tin deposits of the Estado de Durango, Mexico. It describes in detail many deposits in the leading districts, which were examined in 1944, and briefly reviews some reports on undeveloped occurrences in the southern and western parts of the State. The general conclusion is that tin will continue to be produced by hand methods for many years, but probably at a decreasing rate, because the placer grounds which have always produced the greater part of the tin are faced with gradual exhaustion.
Date: 1950
Creator: Smith, Ward C.
Item Type: Report

World Survey of Tantalum Ore

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the occurrences of tantalum in different areas of the world. The tantalum deposits are described in reference to each individual country that it is found in. This report includes maps, tables, and illustrations.
Date: March 1945
Creator: Baker, James S.
Item Type: Report