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Sponge-Iron Experiments at Mococo

Description: 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."
Date: 1936
Creator: Maier, Charles G.

Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States, 1934

Description: 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.
Date: 1936
Creator: Adams, W. W.; Geyer, L. E. & Parry, M. G.

Studies of Certain Properties of Oil Shale and Shale Oil

Description: From Scope of Report: "In connection with the study of the oil-shale resources of the United States, the Bureau of Mines has carried on not only extensive laboratory and field investigations but has constructed and operated an experimental shale-oil plant in Colorado. This report is based entirely upon subject matter that appeared in published and unpublished manuscripts of the Bureau of Mines."
Date: 1938
Creator: Guthrie, Boyd

Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States, 1936

Description: 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.
Date: 1939
Creator: Adams, W. W.; Geyer, L. E. & Parry, M. G.

Copper Mining in North America

Description: 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."
Date: 1938
Creator: Gardner, E. D.; Johnson, C. H. & Butler, B. S.

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

Description: 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."
Date: 1938
Creator: Julihn, C. E. & Horton, F. W.

Carbonizing Properties of West Virginia Coals and Blends of Coals From the Alma, Cedar Grove, Dorothy Powellton A, Eagle, Pocahontas and Beckley Beds

Description: 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."
Date: 1938
Creator: Fieldner, A. C.; Davis, J. D.; Selvig, W. A.; Thiessen, R.; Reynolds, D. A.; Holmes, C. R. et al.

Review of Literature on Effects of Breathing Dusts with Special Reference to Silicosis

Description: 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."
Date: 1937
Creator: Harrington, D. & Davenport, Sara J.

Coal Mining in Europe: A Study of Practices in Different Coal Formations and Under Various Economic and Regulatory Conditions Compared with Those in the United States

Description: From Introduction: "The major purpose of this bulletin, as indicated in the preface by Dr. John W. Finch, Director of the Bureau of Mines, is to give a critical review of the coal-mining methods used in the principal producing countries of Europe, to describe the reasons underlying the adoption of these methods, and to contrast them with coal-mining methods employed in the United States."
Date: 1939
Creator: Rice, George S. & Hartmann, Irving

Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States, 1935

Description: 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.
Date: 1938
Creator: Adams, W. W.; Geyer, L. E. & Parry, M. G.

Physical Testing of Explosives at the Bureau of Mines Explosives Experiment Station, Bruceton, Pennsylvania

Description: From Introduction: "The methods of making the physical tests of explosives recorded here are based upon the results of more than 20 years of experience of the staff of the explosives division of the Bureau of Mines at the Pittsburgh testing station and at its successor, the Explosives Experiment Station, Bruceton, Pa. The methods are described in unusual detail to permit repetition that will duplicate, as nearly as possible, the precise manner in which they have been performed in the past and to reduce differences in technique to a minimum."
Date: 1931
Creator: Munroe, Charles E. & Tiffany, J. E.

Gases that Occur in Metal Mines

Description: From Conclusions: "Many gases are harmful to man are widely prevalent in metal mines. They influence the safety, health and efficiency of miners; workers and officials should therefore become much more familiar with there occurrence, detection, and handling. The principal means of combating these gases are proper ventilation of all parts of a mine and the adoption of measures to minimize fire hazards and to control a mine fire promptly should it occur."
Date: 1931
Creator: Harrington, D. & Denny, E. H.