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Asbestos: A Materials Survey

Description: 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.
Date: 1959
Creator: Bowles, Oliver

Energy Uses and Supplies, 1939, 1947, 1965

Description: 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.
Date: October 1950
Creator: Barnett, Harold J.

Extinguishing Fire with Carbon Dioxide in the Valier Mine, Valier Coal Company, Valier, Franklin County, Illinois

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mining fires, and the use of carbon dioxide as fire control. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this circular is to describe the sealing off of a mine fire and subsequent use of carbon dioxide gas to extinguish it" (p. 2). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: April 1950
Creator: Westfield, James; Brumbaugh, H. C. & Whittaker, R. W.

Causes of Roof-Fall Fatalities in Anthracite and Bituminous-Coal Mines, 1955 and 1956

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing coal mining roof-fall accidents during 1955 and 1956. As stated in the summary, "the study includes an analysis of individual accident reports, sets forth the measurable factors, and compares such factors with a representative sample of average data from 39 anthracite mines and 117 bituminous mines" (p. 1).
Date: 1958
Creator: Joseph, R. D.

Carbon Dioxide Content of Mine-Fire Atmospheres as an Aid when Fighting Metal-Mine Fires

Description: 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.
Date: December 1950
Creator: Ash, S. H.

Outlook and Research Possibilities for Bituminous Coal

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing research conducted on the bituminous coal industry in the United States. As stated in the introduction, "in addition to research and development work of the coal industry, that of associated industries and coal consumers is covered" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: May 1956
Creator: United States. Bureau of Mines.

Reconnaissance of Metal Mining in the San Juan Region: Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel Counties, Colorado

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing metal mines in Colorado. As stated in the summary, "this paper describes the mineral deposits and discusses mining and milling methods and related operating conditions in an important gold, silver, lead, and zinc producing area in Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel Counties, Colo., embracing 250 square miles" (p. 5). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: March 1950
Creator: King, William H. & Allsman, Paul T.

Ventilating Practices that Minimize Explosion Hazards in Bituminous-Coal Mines

Description: 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.
Date: September 1952
Creator: Ankeny, M. J.; Westfield, James & Kingery, D. S.

Accepted Limit Values of Air Pollutants

Description: 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.
Date: May 1954
Creator: Barkley, J. F.

The Mineral Industry of Turkey

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the development of Turkey's mineral industry. Mineral production, consumption, and trade are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1958
Creator: Nahai, L.