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Asbestos

Description: From Introduction: "This report covers the essential features of the asbestos industry, including occurrence, production, mining, milling, utilization, international trade, and marketing."
Date: 1937
Creator: Bowles, Oliver

Barrier Pillars in the Western Middle Field: Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania

Description: 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."
Date: 1953
Creator: Ash, S. H. (Simon Harry), b. 1889; Kennedy, D. O.; Link, H. B. & Romischer, W. M.

The Analytical Distillation of Petroleum and its Products

Description: From Introduction: "The Bureau of Mines has studied apparatus and procedure for the distillation analysis of petroleum, and this report is presented as a record of developments up to the present time. The work is incomplete, but the extensive information that has been obtained to date is made available as a guide in handling laboratory distillation problems."
Date: 1922
Creator: Dean, E. W.; Hill, H. H.; Smith, N. A. C. & Jacobs, W. A.

Black Damp in Mines

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents the results of one phase of this study and shows how atmospheric air, after entering a coal mine, loses oxygen and gains carbon dioxide with resulting formation of so-called black damp."
Date: 1916
Creator: Burrell, G. A.; Robertson, I. W. & Oberfell, G. G.

Analyses of Ohio Coals

Description: Report discussing an analyses of the data for Ohio coals, which the Bureau of Mines providing an analysis of every coal-mining State.
Date: 1952
Creator: Fieldner, A. C.; Taylor, Dorothy Ann; Toenges, Albert L.; Crentz, William L.; Fraser, Thomas; Young, W. H. et al.

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.

Melting Brass in a Rocking Electric Furnace

Description: From Object of Report: "The object of this paper is to set forth in detail the possibilities and limitations of a rocking electric brass furnace. The general problem of electric brass furnaces is discussed and various types of furnaces are compared only so far as is necessary for the purpose of this report."
Date: 1918
Creator: Gillett, H. W. & Rhoads, A. E.

Metallurgical Smoke

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin is published by the bureau primarily for persons who seek information on the subject of metal-lurgical smoke but are unacquainted with the technical language of metallurgy. The effort is made in this paper to present the problem of metallurgical smoke as it actually exists, without bias of any kind."
Date: 1915
Creator: Fulton, Charles H.

Occurrence of Explosive Gases in Coal Mines

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents the results of an investigation begun by the Government in the summer of 1907, the investigation being started under the immediate supervision of Dr. J. A Holmes and continued under him as director after it was transferred to the Bureau of Mines in 1910, the field studies being completed in the spring of 1912. The purpose of the investigation was to obtain information on the origin of the inflammable gases in coal and the conditions under which they occur."
Date: 1915
Creator: Darton, N. H.

Molybdenum; Its Ores and their Concentration with a Discussion of Markets, Prices, and Uses

Description: From Scope and Purpose of Investigation: "The direct purpose of the bulletin is, on the one hand, to prove to possible consumers of molybdenum that the element is not as rare as commonly supposed, and that this country possesses many deposits of low-grade ore from which large supplies may be derived, and on the other hand, to prove to present and prospective producers of molybdenum that there is a latent market for their product in the alloy-steel trade, which needs only the assurance of steady supplies for a considerable development."
Date: 1916
Creator: Horton, Frederick W.

Optical Properties of Coals and Graphite

Description: From Abstract: "Optical Properties of U.S. coals of differing rank have been investigated by the Bureau of Mines for about 20 years. These investigations have been made to further the development of an objective basis for petrographic analysis of coal and to add knowledge of the structure and composition of coal and coal components by determining their optical constants in various regions of electromagnetic spectrum."
Date: unknown
Creator: McCartney, J. T. & Ergun, S.

Occurrence and Determination of Germanium in Coal Ash from Powerplants

Description: From Summary: "In this study the concentration of germanium was determined in numerous samples of coal and ash. A number of miscellaneous waste materials also were examined in the course of the investigation; the results are reported as a matter of general interest. The methods and equipment employed are discussed in detail."
Date: 1959
Creator: Corey, R. C.; Myers, J. W.; Schwartz, C. H.; Gibson, F. H. & Colbassani, P. J.

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.