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A Glossary of the Diamond-Drilling Industry
From Introduction: "This Glossary is published by the Bureau of Mines as a contribution to the mining literature to fill a long-felt need for a compilation of the terms used by the diamond-drilling industry." From Scope of Glossary: "This glossary attempts to present by definition the meaning of terms as used by the diamond-drilling industry and to furnish descriptive information regarding the use of diamond-drilling equipment and processes in garnering physical data needed by mining, civil, petroleum, and other professional engineering groups."
Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: December, 1913, to September, 1914
Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines: "This publication is devoted exclusively to a review and abstracts of decisions based on the laws governing the rights and duties of mine owners, operators, miners, and persons trafficking in all kinds of mining properties. It includes abstracts of current decisions of all the Federal and State courts of last resort on questions relating to the mining industries" (Bulletin 61, p. 9).
Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: October, 1912 to March, 1913
Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines. From the Preface: "This publication is devoted exclusively to a review and abstracts of decisions based on the laws governing the rights and duties of mine owners, operators, miners, and persons trafficking in all kinds of mining properties. It includes abstracts of current decisions of all the Federal and State courts of last resort on questions relating to the mining industries" (p. 9).
Advances in Coal Spectrometry: Absorption Spectrometry
Report from the U.S. Bureau of mines discussing the use of infared and ultraviolet-visible spectrometry to study the structure of coal and coal extracts.
Contributions to the Data on Theoretical Metallurgy: [Part] 8. The Thermodynamic Properties of Metal Carbides and Nitrides
From Introduction: "The present paper collects and discusses thermodynamic data relating to metal carbides and nitrides, with the view of obtaining usable heat and free energy of formation relationships."
Quarry Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1935
Report published by the U.S. Bureau of Mines which is a compilation of accidents in quarries located in the United States with data regarding the number and kinds of accidents as well as information about the mining operations (e.g., number of men employed, kinds of quarries, amount of work performed, etc.).
Metal-Mine Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1936
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines covering accidents that happened in metal mines located in the United States including statistics for injuries, fatalities, kinds and causes of accidents, and operational data, such as number of mine workers and shifts worked.
The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association and Its Awards
Report discussing history and purpose of Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association along with describing the awards issued by the association.
Sponge-Iron Experiments at Mococo
From Forward: "This bulletin covers one phase of the program of the Metallurgical Division of the Bureau of Mines on the direct production of iron from its ores. Another phase of this program has been covered in Bulletin 391, Microscopic Structure and Concentratability of the Important Iron Ores of the United States, by S. R. B. Cooke. Methods of iron-core concentration will be discussed in future bulletins."
Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States, 1934
Report compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Mines including statistics on fatal and non-fatal accidents in coal mines located in the United States as well as data regarding the various operations (e.g., number of miners employed and average production). The information is organized into tables for comparison and the text draws some overall conclusions in the summary.
Metal-Mine Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Years: 1933-34
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines covering accidents that happened in metal mines located in the United States including statistics for injuries, fatalities, kinds and causes of accidents, and operational data, such as number of mine workers and shifts worked.
Practices and Methods of Preventing and Treating Crude-Oil Emulsions
From Introduction: "This report describes practical methods of preventing the formation of emulsions in oil-producing operations, modern practices and methods of economically dehydrating crude-oil emulsions, and recent advances in emulsion-treating technique."
Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States, 1936
Report compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Mines including statistics on fatal and non-fatal accidents in coal mines located in the United States as well as data regarding the various operations (e.g., number of miners employed and average production). The information is organized into tables for comparison and the text draws some overall conclusions in the summary.
Properties of Typical Crude Oils From Fields of the Eastern Hemisphere
From Introduction: "The analyses in this bulletin offer a means for judging the relative values of the foreign crude oils compared with familiar crude oils of the United States that have been analyzed by the Bureau of Mines method."
Copper Mining in North America
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."
Mineral Industries Survey of the United States: California, Calaveras County, Mother Lode District (South). Mines of the Southern Mother Lode Region. Part 1 -- Calaveras County
From Introduction: "The present paper discusses regional resources, chiefly of gold, the existence of which has long been demonstrated by substantial production but which are so nearly marginal in value that their mining has been protracted and will probably continue indefinitely for many decades."
Mechanical Shoveling in Underground Metal Mines
From Scope of Bulletin: "The object of the current bulletin is to present recent data on mechanical shoveling in underground metal mines and in selected nonmetal mines. This bulletin supplements the 1924 edition, but the main discussion covers mechanical shoveling only, because most of the new material relates to equipment recently developed, to improved technique in loading, and ti changes in loading practice in certain mining districts."
Reconnaissance of Gold-Mining Districts in the Black Hills, South Dakota
From Introduction: "The principal purpose of the survey is to make public information not generally known concerning the gold deposits in the Black Hills. Operating mines, particularly the Homestake, are discussed only briefly."
Carbonizing Properties of West Virginia Coals and Blends of Coals From the Alma, Cedar Grove, Dorothy Powellton A, Eagle, Pocahontas and Beckley Beds
From Introduction: "The composition and carbonizing properties of 33 coals previously tested have been given in technical papers of the Bureau of Mines and in short reports published for the most part in the Proceedings of the American Gas Association. A complete list of publications on the work previous to 1937 is appended to this report. The present report gives the composition and carbonizing properties of seven additional coals from West Virginia. The data include results of blending test in which Beckley bed low-volatile coal was used with all the high-volatile coals except the Alma coal, with which Pocahontas No. 4 coal was used."
Composition of Coal Tar and Light Oil
From Introduction: "This paper is divided into four sections concerned with coal tar and light oils produced by high- and low-temperature carbonization."
Quarry Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1934
Report published by the U.S. Bureau of Mines which is a compilation of accidents in quarries located in the United States with data regarding the number and kinds of accidents as well as information about the mining operations (e.g., number of men employed, kinds of quarries, amount of work performed, etc.).
Review of Literature on Effects of Breathing Dusts with Special Reference to Silicosis
From Introduction: "This bulletin is an attempt to assemble information in convenient form on effects of breathing dusts, largely in the mining and allied industries. The literature on this subject is so extensive that no attempt has been made to include all published material or all types of dust disease but only to assemble some of the more outstanding data on several aspects of the subject, especially with reference to silicosis."
Occurrence, Properties, and Preparation of Limestone and Chalk for Whiting
From Introduction: "To encourage the domestic industry, the Bureau of Mines in 1931 undertook a study of the preparation of whiting from American raw materials and a comparison of the finished products with European whitings."
Castleman Basin, Garrett County, Maryland
Report published by the U.S. Bureau of Mines containing the results of a survey to determine the status of the coal beds in Maryland. The report discusses the characteristics of the coal in the area as well as mining practices and geologic overview.
Acid-Mine-Drainage Problems: Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania
Report from the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the anthracite region of Pennsylvania and the efforts to prevent coal-mine drainage into nearby streams. According to the introduction, "The purpose of this report is not to develop a practicable or feasible method or process of treating acid mine water but rather to present available factual and deduced data that may be useful in showing pH range over which the treatment is to take place and the sludge products most likely to be handled" (p. 2).
Sponge Iron and Direct-Iron Processes
From Introduction: "This bulletin presents a general description of methods that have been proposed or tried for production of sponge iron and direct iron."
Static Electricity in Hospital Operating Suites: Direct and Related Hazards and Pertinent Remedies
From Preface and Summary: "In this paper the authors present facts to show the prevalence of static electricity in the average hospital anesthetizing area, and the degree to which this easily developed electrical form of energy constitutes an explosion hazard."
Carbonizing Properties: West Virginia Coals from the Beckley Bed, Caretta Number 5 Mine, McDowell County, and Glen Rogers Number 2 Mine, Wyoming County
From Introduction and Summary: "This paper gives results of an investigation of the composition and carbonizing properties of coals from Beckley bed, Caretta No.5 mine, Susanna, McDowell County, and Glen Rogers No. 2 mine, Glen Rogers, Wyoming County, W. Va.
Barrier Pillars in the Western Middle Field: Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania
From Summary: "The investigation of barrier pillars in the Western Middle field is part of the comprehensive study of mine-water problem in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania by the Federal Bureau of Mines (1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16)." From Introduction: "The purpose of this report is to give factual data on barrier pillars that will be helpful in solving the mine-water problem."
Carbonizing Properties: Tennessee Coals from the Jellico Bed in Campbell County and the Sewanee Bed in Marion County
From Introduction and Summary: "This report gives results of an investigation of the carbonizing properties of two Tennessee coals, one from Jellico bed Campbell County and the other from the Sewanee bed in Marion County."
Studies of the Extraction and Coking of Coal and their Significance in Relation to its Structure
From Summary: "This Paper is concerned with two aspects of the behavior of coal: (1) Dispersion by solvents at atmospheric pressure and high temperature and (2) the destruction and regeneration of the coking properties of coal."
Carbonizing Properties: West Virginia Coals from the Pittsburgh Bed Jamison Number 9 Mine, Marion County, and Upper Freeport Bed Bull Run Number 1 Mine, Preston County
From Introduction and Summary: "This report gives results of investigation of the carbonizing properties of coals from Pittsburgh bed, Jamison No. 9 mine, Marion County, W. Va., and from Upper Free-port bed, Bull Run No.1 mine, Preston County, W. Va.
Injury Experience in Coal Mining, 1948: Detailed Analysis of Factors Influencing Mine Safety and Related Employment, Production, and Productivity Data
From Introduction: "The injury data and experience in this bulletin are presented in three general sections. The first section contains general and detailed data relating to 1948 injury experience in bituminous-coal and Pennsylvania anthracite mines, separately and combined into totals for all coal mines. The second section of the report contains the generalized annual injury records of bituminous-coal, Pennsylvania anthracite, and all coal mines from the earliest available data through 1948. The third section(tables98-105) includes a list of major disasters in coal mines; this has been made as complete as possible."
Carbonizing Properties: Eastern Kentucky Coals from Elkhorn Number 1, Elkhorn Number 2, Leatherwood, and Harlan Beds
From Introduction and Summary: "This report gives results of an investigation of the carbonizing properties of the following eastern Kentucky coals: Elkhorn No.1 bed, No. 28 mine, Wayland, Floyd County; Elkhorn No.2 bed, Turner No.5 mine, Drift, Floyd County; Leatherwood (Haddix No.5) bed, Leatherwood mine, Leatherwood, Perry County; and Harlan bed, Path Fork mine, Path Fork, Harlan County."
Coal Deposits in the Deep River Field, Chatham, Lee, and Moore Counties, N.C.
From Introduction: "An investigation by diamond drilling was undertaken by the Bureau of Mines at the instance of officials of the State of North Carolina to determine the thickness and continuity of the coal beds, physical conditions in and surrounding the beds that would influence mining, and the petrographic and chemical characteristics of the coals."
Barrier Pillars in Lackawanna Basin, Northern Field: Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania
From Introduction: "The purpose of this report is to furnish data on the barrier pillars that enter into the water problem of the Lackawanna Basin; this will be helpful in solving the anthracite-mine-water problem of the Northern field."
Core Drilling at Shaft Sites of Proposed Mine-Water Drainage Tunnel: Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania
From Scope of Report: "This report deals with the diamond drilling of 15 holes at the shaft of the proposed main drainage tunnel and with the information obtained by a petrographic examination of the core drillings from these boreholes.
American Standard Safety Code for Installing and Using Electrical Equipment in and About Coal Mines (M2.1)
Report discussing steps required when using, installing, inspection of electrical equipment in coal mines in order in order to minimize hazards.
Injury Experience in the Coking Industry, 1951
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."
Barrier Pillars in the Southern Field: Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania
From Introduction: "The investigation of barrier pillars in the Southern field is part of the comprehensive study of the mine-water problem in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania by the Federal Bureau of Mines (1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18).
Bibliography of Bureau of Mines Investigations of Coal and its Products, 1945 to 1950
Report displaying the bibliographies of coal investigations from January 1, 1945, to January 1, 1950.
Multiphase-Flow Theory and the Problem of Spacing Oil Wells
From Introduction and Summary: "This report is essentially text on oil-reservoir mechanics and the problem of locating and drilling oil wells."
Low-Temperature Carbonization Assay of Coal in a Precision Laboratory Apparatus
From Summary: " A Low-Tempeature carbonization assay test is described, and factual data derived from this test are presented. The test procedure outlined in this report incorporates a mild-steel retort of improved design an accurately controlled method of heating, and a complete collection and condensation system for the solid, liquid, and gaseous products of carbonization."
Surface-Water Seepage into Anthracite Mines in the Western Middle Field: Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania
From Scope of Report: "This report summarizes the engineering study conducted during 1952 by engineers of the Federal Bureau of Mines seepage of surface water into mine workings underlying the Western Middle field drainage area."
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
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."
Mining Conditions Under the City of Scranton, Pennsylvania
Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines regarding the conditions of the mines beneath the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, including suggestions about methods to continue excavating coal while preserving the structural integrity of the city's foundation.
Notes on Explosive Mine Gases and Dusts: with Special Reference to Explosions in the Monongah, Darr, and Naomi Coal Mines
From Introduction: "The studies herein reported were begun as a part of researches undertaken by the United States Geological Survey looking to the more efficient utilization of the coal in the United States through the reduction of the waste in its extraction, and were continued as part of further researches having regard to the conversation of the fuel resources of this country and to the lessening of injuries and fatalities in coal mining."
Tests of Coal and Briquets as Fuel for House-Heating Boilers
From Introduction: "Perhaps the most important result obtained is that showing the relative value of different fuels for domestic purposes. From Table 16. on page 39, it is possible by comparison to arrive at the probable value of any fuel in any part of the country. The figures in the table show that with a sectional boiler the effectiveness of different fuels depends on the number of thermal units they contain. A brief summary of the results of this investigation is given on page 41."
The Selection of Explosives used in Engineering and Mining Operations
From General Statement: "This bulletin deals with the characteristic features of the principal explosives used in mining and engineering operations, and especially with the tests that show the suitability of different classes of explosives for different kinds of work."
A Laboratory Study of the Inflammability of Coal Dust
From Introduction: "Much knowledge has been gained from the work done in the large galleries constructed at official and semiofficial stations in this country and abroad, but the study of the coal-dust problem in these galleries requires so much time and is so costly that there is a need of a reliable laboratory method for obtaining a classification if the great variety of dusts that occur in mines. The investigation described in this paper was an attempt to devise such a method."