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Methods and Costs of Stripping and Mining at the United Verde Open-Pit Mine, Jerome, Arizona
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the mining practices and expenses of the United Verde open-pit mine west of Jerome, Arizona. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this paper is to present the methods used in developing and operating the mine, and to discuss the problems encountered" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Control of Metallurgical and mineral dusts and fumes in Los Angeles County, California
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing metallurgical and mineral fumes and dusts in Los Angeles County, California. Properties of dusts and fumes from different minerals are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Ventilating Practices that Minimize Explosion Hazards in Bituminous-Coal Mines
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mine ventilation designed to reduce explosion hazards. As stated in the scope and purpose of study, "this circular is intended to present important recommended practices that are necessary to minimize the possibilities of methane accumulations in coal mine and reduce the chances of ignitions from electrical sources" (p. 1). This report includes illustrations.
Carbon Dioxide Content of Mine-Fire Atmospheres as an Aid when Fighting Metal-Mine Fires
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mine fires, and methods for controlling and extinguishing them. As stated in the purpose, "the purpose of this report is to show briefly how to utilize the trend of the carbon dioxide content of the mine-fire atmospheres to fight metal-mine fires" (p. 4). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
World Survey of Tantalum Ore
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.
Mining Methods and Costs, Baguio Gold Mine, Baguio Gold Mining Co., Baguio, Luzon, Philippine Islands
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mining costs and methods of the Baguio Mine in the Philippine Islands. History of the mine is discussed as well. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Accepted Limit Values of Air Pollutants
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing, as stated in the introduction, the "accepted maximum permissible concentrations of air pollutants from the standpoints of health, damage to vegetation, damage to property, and requirements of industrial processes" (p. 1). This report includes tables.
Burning Wood Waste for Commercial Heat and Power
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing wood waste that is used for commercial heat and power. The development of wood burning equipment is presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Fuel-Burning Equipment Dimensions Required by Smoke-Abatement Ordinances
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing smoke prevention from fuel-burning equipment. Fuel-burning equipment plans and requirements are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Survey of Dust-Control Practices in the Coal-Mining Industry
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing dust-control of coal mining operations. As stated in the summary, "this circular presents results of a survey conducted by the Bureau of Mines to ascertain the extent to which dust-control practices are employed in the coal-mining industry" (p. 1). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Energy Uses and Supplies, 1939, 1947, 1965
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing specific energy uses during the years of 1939, 1947, and 1965. As stated in the subject, "this is a summary of preliminary results of an exploratory study if energy uses and supplies in the United States" (p. 2). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Specifications for Selected Hydraulic-Powered Roof Supports: With a Methods to Estimate Support Requirement for Longwalls
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing hydraulic-powered roof support specifications. As stated in the abstract, "this report presents observations made by Bureau engineers regarding hydraulic-powered roof supports that are currently being used or have been used on nearly all operating long-walls in the United States" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Procedure of the Purchasing and Supply Departments of the Miami Copper Company, Miami, Arizona
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the purchasing procedures documented by the Miami Copper Company in Arizona. Supplies, invoices, discounts, and accounting procedures are described in detail. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
National Motor-Gasoline Survey: Summer 1955
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing surveys conducted on the motor gasoline sold during the summer of 1955. The amount, location, and price of gasoline sold during this time are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and a map.
National Motor-Gasoline Survey: Summer 1956
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing surveys conducted on the motor gasoline sold during the summer of 1956. The amount, location, and price of gasoline sold during this time are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and a map.
National Motor-Gasoline Survey: Winter 1955-56
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing surveys conducted on the motor gasoline sold during the winter of 1955-1956. The amount, location, and price of gasoline sold during this time are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and a map.
National Motor-Gasoline Survey: Winter 1956-57
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing surveys conducted on the motor gasoline sold during the winter of 1956-1957. The amount, location, and price of gasoline sold during this time are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and a map.
Asbestos: A Materials Survey
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing asbestos mining. As stated in the introduction, "this report gives primary consideration to the types and grades of asbestos that are of greatest importance in the program of military preparedness-namely, the spinning grades of chrysotile, both foreign and domestic, and the amosite and crocidolite obtained only from foreign sources" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Catalog of Recorded Exploration Drilling and Mine Workings, Tri-State Zinc-Lead District--Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mining practices conducted in the tri-state district of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. As stated in the introduction, "the catalog preserves the records of accomplished explorations and mine developments in the district and provides a readily available source of information for individuals and firms interested in planning mineral explorations, Government agencies estimating of reserves of mineral resources, and the mining industry for general use" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations
Ringelmann Smoke Chart (Revision of I.C. 6888)
Revised report discussing the Ringelmann Smoke Chart, describing the history and background of the chart, its use, and how to read it.
Some Causes of Blow-Outs During Drilling and Means of Prevention: with Special Reference to the Gulf Coast Region
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the causes of blow-outs and crater formation during the drilling of high-pressure wells. Causes and prevention of well blow-outs are presented. This report includes tables.
Accident Experience: Iron-Ore Mines, Lake Superior District, 1940-43
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the iron-ore mining accident experience in the Lake Superior District. Frequency and severity rates of accidents between 1940 and 1943 are presented. This report includes tables.
Report of Petroleum and Natural-gas Division: Fiscal Year 1946
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the work completed by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Division during 1946. Petroleum engineering studies and natural gas field studies are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Report of Petroleum and Natural-Gas Division: Fiscal Year 1947
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the work completed by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Division during 1947. Petroleum engineering studies and natural gas field studies are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Uranium-Mining Practices and Costs at Ten Salt Wash Lease Operations of Union Carbide Nuclear Co.
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the mining costs and methods of uranium ores in Colorado. As stated in the introduction, "this report describes the relatively small-scale operations of the Salt Wash miner: the mining methods followed, the equipment used, and the production costs" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Mining Methods and Costs: La Sal Mining & Development Co., La Sal Uranium Mine, San Juan County, Utah
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the costs and methods of uranium mining in San Juan County, Utah. History, geology, and production of the uranium mines are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
The Legendary "White Metal" and its "Ore"
Report concerning stories about claims of a "white metal" extracted from an "ore" found packed around pieces of iron or steel. It includes information about various tests conducted about the validity of these claims and their findings.
Smelting Ores in the Electric Furnace
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the electric smelting of nonferrous ores. As stated in the introduction, "it is the purpose of the present paper to survey the technical and economic changes that have taken place and to determine whether electric smelting of nonferrous ores offers any more promise today than 20 years ago" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Manganese: Its Occurrence, Milling, and Metallurgy; Part 1
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the "occurrence, milling, and metallurgy of manganese in the United States" (p. 1). Different properties and compounds of manganese are also discussed. This report includes a map, tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Some Haulage and Hoisting Hazards in Western Mines
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing safety hazards in western mines. Mine hoisting and haulage accidents are presented. Accident prevention is also discussed. This report includes tables.
Method and Cost of Dredging Sand and Gravel by the Ohio River Sand Co., Louisville, Kentucky
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing dredging methods of used by the Ohio River Sand Company. The different methods and costs used to recover gravel and sand are described. This report includes tables and illustrations.
Microfilming Maps of Abandoned Anthracite Mines: Mines in the Wyoming Basin, Northern Anthracite Field
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing a program for microfilming maps of abandoned mines in the Pennsylvania anthracite region. As stated in the introduction, "this report contains a catalog of films covering 68 of the 72 mines in the Wyoming Basin of the Northern anthracite field. Maps of active mines are not included" (p. 4). This report includes tables, and maps.
Mining Practices at Four Uranium Properties in the Gas Hills, Wyoming
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the mining practices at Gas Hills, Wyoming. As stated in the abstract, "this report, based on information made available by four uranium-producing companies, describes the geology, exploration, open-pit development and mining, and shaft sinking in the Gas Hills uranium district of Wyoming" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Recent Developments in Fuel Supply and Demand
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the recent supply and demand of fuels. As stated by the author, "my purpose in this address is to review the changes in fuel supply and demand since 1937 and to give you my views on the outlook for the future" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Annual Report of Research and Technologic Work on Coal: Fiscal Year 1946
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing investigations of the research and technologic work done on coal during 1946. Mining methods, and properties of coal are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, photographs, and maps.
Annual Report of Research and Technologic Work on Coal: Fiscal Year 1942
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing studies over the research and technology of coal during 1942. As stated in the introduction, "the annual reports of the research and technologic investigations conducted by the Bureau of Mines on the occurrence, properties, mining, preparation, and uses of coal, of which the present report is the seventh, are intended to be brief summaries of progress" (p. 4). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Annual Report of Research and Technologic Work on Coal: Fiscal Year 1941
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the annual report over the research and technology of coal during 1941. As stated in the foreword, "these investigations increase our fund of exact knowledge on the properties and composition of American coals and lead to better methods in mining, preparing, storing, and utilizing coal" (p. 4). This report includes tables, illustrations, photographs, and a map.
Annual Report of Research and Technologic Work on Coal: Fiscal Year 1943
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the annual report over the research and technology of coal during 1943. The report describes mining methods, and properties of coal. This report includes tables, illustrations, photographs, and a map.
Safety Cars of the United States Bureau of Mines
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the mine stations and safety cars used to reach miners in distress. As stated in the report, "the purpose, equipment, personnel, and construction of its safety cars" is presented. This report includes an illustration, and a map.
Coal-Mine Explosions in West Virginia: 1883-1933
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing explosions in coal mines that occurred in West Virginia between 1883 and 1933. The number of fatalities, and safety prevention methods are presented. This report includes tables.
The Soviet Seven-Year Plan (1959-65) for Oil
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the Soviet plan to increase oil production between 1959 and 1965. As stated in the introduction, "this report, based almost entirely on Soviet petroleum literature, describes the planned expansion of the U.S.S.R. petroleum industry and attempts to provide some idea of the magnitude of future Soviet oil exports" (p. 2). This report includes tables, and a map.
The Manganese Situation from a Domestic Standpoint
From page 1: The purpose of this circular is to show the degree of dependence of the United States upon foreign sources for the manganese required by its industries.
Open Schedules for Gold and Silver Ores and Concentrates at Western Custom Smelters
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the smelting schedules for the operators of silver and gold mines. As stated in the introduction, "the paper discusses smelting schedules, general smelting practices that have a bearing on rates, and the reasons for penalties or credits for certain constituents of ores" (p. 1). This report includes tables.
Design and Operation of a Four-Ton-Per-Hour Gold and Silver Ore-Sampling Plant
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the operations of silver and gold ore-sampling plants. The facility designs and operation methods are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Loss of Life Among Wearers of Oxygen Breathing Apparatus
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing fatalities of mine workers while wearing self-contained oxygen breathing apparatuses. Descriptions of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of 26 workers are presented. This report includes a table.
Mechanical Mining in Some Bituminous-Coal Mines: Progress Report 6. Extraction of Pillars with Mechanized Equipment
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mechanical mining processes in bituminous coal mines. As stated in the introduction, "this is the sixth of a series of publications that describe methods and practices in mining coal mechanically" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Open-Pit Copper Mining Methods and Costs at the Bagdad Mine, Bagdad Copper Corporation, Yavapai County, Arizona
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the open-pit copper mining of Yavapai County, Arizona. As stated in the summary, "mining methods, including breaking ground, primary drilling and blasting, secondary drilling and blasting, loading, transportation, engineering, and operating control, are described" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Marketing Mineral Pigments
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the use of mineral pigments. The importance of pigments is presented along with a description of import and export trends of minerals. This report includes tables.
Reconnaissance of Iron Occurrences in Colorado
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing iron deposits found in Colorado. As stated in the summary, "this paper describes the location and general features of iron occurrences in Colorado" (p. 1). History, geology, production, and use of Colorado iron ore is presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and a map.
Coal-Mine Explosions and Coal- and Metal-Mine Fires in the United States During the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1943
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing coal mine fires and explosions during the fiscal year of 1943. Causes of the fires and explosions are presented, as well as the number of fatalities from each. This report includes tables, and illustrations.