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Acoustic Flowmeter Prototype Evaluation Tests

Description: Summary: "Prototype tests of an acoustic flowmeter system were made in a 24-ftdiam power penstock at Oahe Dam to evaluate the system prior to permanent installation in the outlet works at Summersville Dam. Comparative discharge measurements included acoustic, penstock pressure-momentum (Gibson), turbine model test ratings, scroll-case pressure differential (Winter-Kennedy flowmeter), and surge tank volume changes. The acoustic flowmeter measurements were very consistent and many of the comparisons were within 1%. The location of the measuring section for a single-path acoustic flowmeter must be selected to give a known or measurable relation between the flow pattern of the whole section and that along the acoustic path" (p. xi).
Date: January 1968
Creator: Pickett, Ellis B.
Item Type: Report

Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910 Part 2. Descriptions of Samples

Description: From Introduction: "This volume contains the descriptions of the samples whose analyses are published in the preceding volume, Part I of this bulletin. The descriptions have been compiled from the notebooks of the persons who collected the samples, have been condensed from accounts given in published reports of the United States Geological Survey, or have furnished by the collection themselves. Inasmuch as the descriptions represent the work of many persons during a period of six years, and inasmuch as they were recorded under widely differing conditions, they necessarily vary in fullness detail."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.
Item Type: Report

Analyses of Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas Coals

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the lignite and bituminous coal fields of Michigan, Texas, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Analyses of the varying regional coal fields are presented. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: 1948
Creator: Andrews, David A. & Huddle, John W.
Item Type: Report

Bentonite Deposits of the Northern Black Hills District Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota

Description: From abstract: The northern Black Hills bentonite mining district includes parts of Crook County, Wyo., Carter County, Mont., and Butte County, S. Dak. Within this district, many beds of bentonite occur interspersed with sedimentary strata of Cretaceous age that have an average total thickness of about 3,000 feet and consist chiefly of marine shale, marl, and argillaceous sandstone. The bentonite beds occur in formations ranging upward from the Newcastle sandstone to the lower part of the Mitten black shale member of the Pierre shale. Tertiary (?) and Quaternary deposits of gravel, sand, and silt are present on extensive terraces, and deposits of such materials also extend along stream courses in all parts of the district.
Date: 1962
Creator: Knechtel, Maxwell M. & Patterson, Sam H.
Item Type: Report

Beryl Resources of the Black Hills of South Dakota

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the beryl deposits in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota. The properties and quantity of the beryl samples were evaluated. Maps, illustrations, and tables are included in the report.
Date: March 1952
Creator: Tullis, Edward L.
Item Type: Report

Carnotite-Bearing Sandstone in Cedar Canyon, Slim Buttes, Harding County, South Dakota

Description: From abstract: Carnotite-bearing sandstone and claystone have been found in the Chadron formation of the White River group of Oligocene age in the southern part of the Slim Buttes area, Harding County, S. Dak. The carnotite is an efflorescent yellow coating on lenticular silicified sandstone. Locally, the mineralized sandstone contains 0.23 percent uranium. The uranium and vanadium ions are believed to have been derived from the overlying mildly radioactive tuffaceous rocks of the Arikaree formation of Miocene age. Analyses of water from 26 springs issuing from the Chadron and Arikaree formations along the margins of Slim Buttes show uranium contents of as much as 200 parts per billion. Meteoric water percolating through tuffaceous rocks is thought to have brought uranium and other ions into environments in the Chadron formation that were physically and chemically favorable for the deposition of carnotite.
Date: 1955
Creator: Gill, James R. & Moore, George William
Item Type: Report

Carnotite Deposits in Craven and Coal Canyons, Fall River County, South Dakota

Description: From introduction: This report presents, in tabular form, the results of radiometric and geologic reconnaissance made in the Craven and Coal Canyon areas during the period November 27 to December 7, 1951, in accordance with plans outlined in Trace Elements Memorandum Report 152, "The carnotite prospects of the Craven Canyon area, Fall River County, South Dakota." Assay data from the claims examined by L. R. Page and J. A. Redden are not included in this report. This work was done on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Date: March 1952
Creator: Bales, W. E. & Erickson, Ralph Leroy
Item Type: Report

Carnotite Deposits near Edgemont, South Dakota

Description: From introduction: This report describes briefly the deposits of uranium ore discovered in June 1951 near Edgemont, Fall River County, South Dakota. It is a preliminary report, based upon rapid reconnaissance of a small area around the original discovery. It is intended for those who may be interested in further prospecting a large potential area and in developing and mining the deposits.
Date: February 1952
Creator: Baker, K. E.; Smith, L.E. & Rapaport, I.
Item Type: Report

Fluvial Architecture of the Lower Cretaceous Lakota Formation, Southwestern Flank of the Black Hills Uplift, South Dakota

Description: From introduction This report describes large-scale depositional units referred to as architectural elements, interpreted from outcrops of three distinct fluvial sandstone units of the Lakota Formation in the southwestern Black Hills area of Custer and Fall River Counties, South Dakota. These fluvial deposits formed near the end of an episode of continental deposition that began when the Jurassic Sundance sea regressed from the region and ended when the Early Cretaceous Skull Creek sea encroached from the north in Albian time.
Date: 1995
Creator: Dahlstrom, David J. & Fox, J. E.
Item Type: Report

Geology of the High Climb Pegmatite, Custer County, South Dakota

Description: From abstract: The High Climb pegmatite, Custer County. S. Dak., belongs to the series of pegmatitic and granitic rocks that characterize the Harney Peak region of the southern Black Hills. It intrudes pre-CamInbriani metamorphic rocks consisting chiefly of quartz-mica schist. Along part of the pegmatite contact the country rock has been altered to a tourmaline-rich schist.
Date: 1955
Creator: Sheridan, Douglas M.
Item Type: Report

Geology of the Jewel Cave Southwest Quadrangle, Custer County, South Dakota

Description: From introduction: This study was part of the U.S. Geological Survey's continuing study of the geology and ore deposits of the southern Black Hills, which was stimulated by the discovery of uranium deposits in sandstone in the area in 1951 (Page and Redden, 1952; Bell and Bales, 1955).
Date: 1963
Creator: Braddock, William A.
Item Type: Report

Gravity and Aeromagnetic Studies of the Powder River Basin and Surrounding Areas, Southeastern Montana, Northeastern Wyoming, and Western South Dakota

Description: From abstract: This report contains complete Bouguer anomaly, isostatic residual anomaly, and horizontal gradient anomaly gravity maps of the Powder River Basin and surrounding areas in southeastern Montana, northeastern Wyoming, and western South Dakota were compiled using gravity data from 21,528 stations. A total-intensity anomaly aeromagnetic map with 3 mile spaced east-west flight-lines is also presented. Also included is an analysis of these maps and data, focusing on gravity and aeromagnetic studies.
Date: 1994
Creator: Robbins, Stephen L.
Item Type: Report

Gypsum Products: Their Preparation and Uses

Description: Technical report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the different uses of gypsum. The sources and uses of gypsum are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: July 1917
Creator: Stone, Ralph W.
Item Type: Report

Low-Temperature Carbonization Assays of North American Coals

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on low-temperature carbonization of coal. Methods and results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1957
Creator: Selvig, W. A. & Ode, W. H.
Item Type: Report

Mineralogy and Stratigraphy of the Lower Part of the Pierre Shale, South Dakota and Nebraska

Description: From abstract and introduction: Mineralogic and stratigraphic studies of the lower part of the Pierre Shale of Late Cretaceous age along the Missouri River indicate correlations different from those generally accepted. The purposes of this paper are to present evidence for the new correlations and to resolve problems of formal nomenclature that result from them.
Date: 1965
Creator: Schultz, Leonard Gene
Item Type: Report