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

Description: From Significance and value of Analyses of Coal: "The analyses published in this report cover samples of coal collected in many different parts of the country with unusual care by experiences men, in such manner as to make them representative of extensive beds of coal."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.

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.

Analyses of Tipple and Delivered Samples of Coal: (Collected During the Fiscal Years 1948 to 1950 Inclusive)

Description: From Forward: "This bulletin is the first of a new series, which includes analyses of only tipple and delivered coal. It covers samples collected throughout the United States from July 1, 1947 to June 30, 1950 (fiscal years 1948-50). It is planned that future publications of this series will cover a period of one fiscal year only and be issued as soon as possible after June 30 of each year."
Date: 1953
Creator: Snyder, N. H. & Aresco, S. J.

Annual Report of Research and Technologic Work on Coal: Fiscal Year 1941

Description: 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.
Date: November 1941
Creator: Fieldner, Arno Carl & Schmidt, L. D.

Characterization of Dredged River Sediments in 10 Upland Disposal Sites of Alabama

Description: Abstract: The U.S. Bureau of Mines, Tuscaloosa Research Center, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under interagency Agreement No. 14-09-0078-1510, conducted a comprehensive sampling program of 10 upland disposal sites along the Alabama, Black Warrior, and Tombigbee River systems in Alabama. Samples from each site were characterized according to particle size, chemical analysis, mineralogical content, and potential end use. Additionally, samples were subjected to the Toxic Characteristic Leachate Procedure to determine the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals. Based on the results of these studies, each sample was determined to have properties amenable for use as aggregate in general-purpose portland cement concretes and certain asphalt concrete applications.
Date: 1995
Creator: Smith, C. W.

Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States and Foreign Countries

Description: From Introduction: "The lack of comparable and accurate statistics of coal-mine accidents in the united States as a whole led the Bureau of Mines in 1911 to undertake the collection of such data. The mining departments of the leading foreign coal-producing countries have long taken cognizance of the importance of statistics. The bureau feels that in presenting the tables embodied in this report it is offering the and comparable statistics of coal-min accidents for the country as a whole that have ever been published."
Date: 1913
Creator: Horton, Frederick W.

Coal Resources of the Fabius-Flat Rock Area, Jackson Countym Alabama

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing studies conducted on the coal resources of the Flat-Rock area of Jackson County, Alabama. As stated in the introduction, "an investigation was planned to determine the extent, quality, and economic minability of coal deposits in Alabama reasonably close to ample fresh water sources that might be available for possible thermal electric power-plants" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1966
Creator: Shotts, Reynold Q. & Riley, H. L.

Coal-Washing Investigations: Methods and Tests

Description: From Introduction: "The investigations described in this bulletin are confined to a study of the washing characteristics of bituminous coals. The washing characteristics of coals from many of the most important coal-producing fields of the Eastern and Central States were examined."
Date: 1929
Creator: Yancey, H. F. & Fraser, Thomas

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.

The Coke Industry of the United States as Related to the Foundry

Description: From Introduction: "The present bulletin, published by the Bureau of Mines because of the analyzing and testing of fuels have been transferred from the Geographical Survey to the Bureau of Mines, briefly reviews the status of the coke industry, some features of practice in the use of coke in the foundry, the probable happenings of a cupola heat, and the reasons for modifying charging practice so that a particular coke can be used to best advantage."
Date: 1910
Creator: Moldenke, Richard

Concentration Experiments with the Siliceous Red Hematite of the Birmingham District, Alabama

Description: From Introduction: "The results of concentration experiments with these ores made a more thorough and systematic investigation desirable. In consequence, the author subsequently collected samples in the district, and these became the basis of the experimental work described in this report. The results are published by the Bureau of Mines as a part of its efforts to increase efficiency in the utilization of mineral resources."
Date: 1917
Creator: Singewald, Joseph T., Jr.

Development, Mining, and Handling of Ore in Folded and Faulted Areas, Red Iron Mines, Birmingham District, Alabama

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over mining of red iron ores in Birmingham, Alabama. As stated in the introduction, "the present paper deals more specifically with the development and handling of ore as affected by folds and faults in the ore bed, and considers changes that may be desirable or necessary in future mining practices" (p. 2). This paper includes illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1927
Creator: Crane, W. R.

Houses for Mining Towns

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this bulletin is to supply facts on the building of well-lighted, well-ventilated, warm, attractive, and economical houses for miners, these houses being assumed units of an industrial village or town the building and management of which are under the control of a corporation, so that special conditions hold which do not apply to houses built and owned by individual miners."
Date: 1916
Creator: White, Joseph H.

Injury Experience in the Coking Industry, 1951

Description: From Introduction and Summary: "Reports from operating companies showed that 25,715 men worked at coke ovens in 1951, about 6 percent more than were employed in 1950 and, except in 1943, the largest work force since 1930, when 28,139 men were employed. The work time for all employees was 70,190,493 man-hours. The returns indicated an average of 344 work days per man as compared with 341 days in the previous year. Accidents at the ovens resulted in the death of 10 and injury to 768 workers, both of these figures representing fewer injuries than in 1950."
Date: 1954
Creator: Reese, Seth T.; Kearney, Naomi W. & Miller, Elizabeth A.

Investigation of Coal Deposits in the Fairview and Coal City Basins of Coosa Field, St. Clair County, Alabama: Reserves, Petrography, and Chemical Properties of Coals; Washability Characteristics of Coal from Fairview Bew; and Geology of Area

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the coal deposits in Saint Clair County, Alabama. Investigations of the estimated reserves and analyses of the coal fields in this area are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1949
Creator: Toenges, Albert L.; Turnbull, Louis A.; Jolley, Theodore R.; Shields, Joseph J.; Smith, H. L.; O'Donnell, H. J. et al.

Laboratory and Full-Scale Sulfur Elimination Tests on Coal from Pratt Bed, Alabama

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the Pratt coal bed in Alabama. The report details "washability studies of coal from beds in Alabama and other southern states in which commercially important deposits occur" (p. 1). This report includes tables, graphs, and illustrations.
Date: May 1958
Creator: Perry, R. E.; Gandrud, B. W.; Riley, H. L.; Gayle, J. B. & Eddy, W. H.

Magnetic Concentration of Iron Ores of Alabama

Description: From Introduction: "The Birmingham district holds large deposits of red hematite, coal, and flux extends from Springville on the northeast to below on the southwest. The work was begun in July, 1923, and ores from a number of points within the Birmingham district have since been studied. A method of magnetic concentration has been investigated which, it is believed, will successfully remove a large part of the gangue and incur only a small loss of iron.
Date: 1927
Creator: Lee, Oscar; Gandrud, B. W. & De Vaney, F. D.

Mica Beneficiation

Description: From Abstract: "The micaceous schist ores yielded concentrates containing 95 to 98 percent mica, with recoveries ranging from 70 to 83 percent. Part 1 of this report summarizes the process development work and demonstrates the feasibility of producing commercial-grade mica concentrates. The report also includes details of commercial beneficiation and grinding of mica. Also included in part 2 of this report are details of commercial mica production, including methods of mining, recovering, and grinding mica, and information on the production, uses, and prices of mica."
Date: 1973
Creator: Browning, James S.

Mineral-Dressing Characteristics of the Red Iron Ores of Birmingham, Alabama

Description: From Introduction: "The scope of this paper is such that it was deemed advisable to group the contents into several main sections. They are: Section I. Geography and Geology. Section II. Historical Review. (a) Mining and Smelting in Alabama. (b) Milling. (c) Summary of Milling Research. These two sections are primarily a bibliography and summary of the research on the Birmingham Red Mountain ores up to the middle 1940's."
Date: 1946
Creator: Coghill, Will H. & Coe, G. Dale

Mining and Preparing Domestic Graphite for Crucible Use

Description: From Prefactory Statement: "In this bulletin are presented the results obtained in the first two phases of the work outlined above. The bulletin is in two parts. The first part describes the methods of mining and milling used, suggests a standard method of sampling finished graphite, and describes a rapid and convenient method of analysis developed at the Pittsburgh station of the Bureau of Mines, to which has been assigned the analytical and microscopic work. The second part describes experiments on the concentration and milling of graphite, which were made at the Salt Lake City, Utah, station."
Date: 1920
Creator: Dub, George D. & Moses, Frederick G.