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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.

Structure in Paleozoic Bituminous Coals

Description: From Introduction: "To fill in a few of these gaps and to clarify some of the existing confusion is the aim of this paper. The immediate cause that led the author to investigate further the composition of coal and the origin and structure of its constituents was that when an attempt was made to discover the meaning of the coking and noncoking properties of a coal a more exact knowledge of the nature of the coal was required than was then available."
Date: 1920
Creator: Thiessen, Reinhardt

A Glossary of the Mining and Mineral Industry

Description: From Introduction: "This glossary is published by the Bureau of Mines as a contribution to the mining literature in the belief that it will fill a long-felt need. It contains about 20,000 terms; these include both technical and purely local terms related to metal mining, coal mining, quarrying, petroleum, and natural gas, and metallurgical works; names of useful, important, and common minerals and rocks; and geological terms. It presents in one comprehensive volume the available standard, technical terms relating to the mining and mineral industry, as well as provincialisms that have been or are now in use in English-speaking countries."
Date: 1920
Creator: Fay, Albert H.

Oxides in Pig Iron: Their Origin and Action in the Steel-Making Process

Description: From Introduction: "In summarizing the evidence in the literature it is apparent that there is general agreement among furnace men on the existence of so-called "bad-iron." It is also evident that the existence of dissolved or occluded gases is not an explanation. The presence of suspended oxides has been proved, and at least one plausible explanation for their formation has been given."
Date: 1929
Creator: Herty, C. H., Jr. & Gaines, J. M., Jr.

Coal-Mine Fatalities in the United States, 1927

Description: Report compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Mines including statistics on fatalities 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.
Date: 1928
Creator: Adams, William W.

Bibliography of Petroleum and Allied Substances, 1922 and 1923

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin is the seventh in this series of petroleum bibliographies published by the Bureau of Mines, Bulletins 149, 165, 180, 189, 216, and 220 being complications for the years 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919-20, and 1921, respectively. In this bulletin the same general plan of classification of references has been followed, but several additions have been made."
Date: 1929
Creator: Britton, H.

Rock Bursts in the Lake Superior Copper Mines, Keweenaw Point, Michigan

Description: From Introduction: "The effect of rock pressure may be general and continuous disintegration and reduction in size of pillars of ore and rock left for the support of the workings, resulting in the collapse of hanging wall and the closing of stopes, drifts, and shafts, or the action may be sudden and violent and aside from seriously affecting the workings may present a real hazard to the operation of mines. The object in the preparation of this report is to add to the accumulated information and from the facts presented to make suggestions for protective measures to be taken when possible."
Date: 1929
Creator: Crane, W. R.

Extinguishing and Preventing Oil and Gas Fires

Description: From Introduction: " As the subject of oil and gas is necessarily broad, no attempt is made in this bulletin to treat it exhaustively; rather the bulletin aims to point out what has been done by operators in the past, and to describe various fire-prevention methods and fire-fighting apparatus which are being used or adopted by many of the larger oil companies. These methods and apparatus, it is believed, if universally employed by operators, will largely decrease the present enormous annual losses."
Date: 1920
Creator: Bowie, C. P.

Coal-Mining Problems in the State of Washington

Description: From Introduction: "On account of extensive folding and faulting of the coal measures, mining in Washington presents many difficulties; therefore a description of the methods employed at some of the mines may be useful in planning operations in other regions, and is presented in this bulletin."
Date: 1924
Creator: Evans, George Watkin

Carbon Black--its Manufacture, Properties and Uses

Description: From Introduction: "Part of I of this paper cover the engineering and economic side of the industry; the other phases of the investigation which have been under the direction of G. St. J. Perrott, of the Pittsburg station of the United States Bureau of Mines, are discussed in Part II."
Date: 1922
Creator: Neal, R. O. & Perrott, G. St. J.

Coal-Mine Fatalities in the United States, 1924

Description: Report compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Mines including statistics on fatalities 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.
Date: 1925
Creator: Adams, William W.

Beneficiation and Utilization of Georgia Clays

Description: From Introduction: "This report is divided into six parts as follows: (1) Occurrence of clays in Georgia and the source of the clays tested; (2) washing tests; (3) physical test; (4) utilization of kaolins white ware; (5) utilization of clays in refractories; and (6) utilization of clays in face brick."
Date: 1926
Creator: Stull, R. T. & Bole, G. A.

Manual of Testing Methods for Oil Shale and Shale Oil

Description: From Introduction: "This paper is presented, therefore, as a manual of apparatus and methods that the bureau has developed for work on oil shale and found satisfactory for routine tests and for research. Explanation and discussion of the principles underlying the methods of testing are included wherever necessary for a clearer understanding."
Date: 1926
Creator: Karrick, Lewis C.

Possibilities for the Commercial Utilization of Peat

Description: From Introduction: "The characteristics of the numerous varieties and types of peat and their geographic distribution in the United States have been discussed at length in those publications. This report therefore considers these topics only in their relation to the subjects specified in the following act (40 Stat. 1154) authorizing the investigation described herein."
Date: 1926
Creator: Odell, W. W. & Hood, O. P.