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The Legendary "White Metal" and its "Ore"

Description: Report concerning stories about claims of a "white metal" extracted from an "ore" found packed around pieces of iron or steel. It includes information about various tests conducted about the validity of these claims and their findings.
Date: December 1925
Creator: Davis, C. W.
Item Type: Report

Catalog of Recorded Exploration Drilling and Mine Workings, Tri-State Zinc-Lead District--Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mining practices conducted in the tri-state district of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. As stated in the introduction, "the catalog preserves the records of accomplished explorations and mine developments in the district and provides a readily available source of information for individuals and firms interested in planning mineral explorations, Government agencies estimating of reserves of mineral resources, and the mining industry for general use" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations
Date: 1960
Creator: Brichta, Louis Chanborn
Item Type: Report

Applications of a Small Electronic Digital Computer to Pyrometallurgical Research

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the use of small digital computers for problem solving during pyrometallurgical research. As stated in the field of research, "the scope of research varies from the development of new processes to the evaluation of raw materials for existing processes. The types of calculations required range all the way from those involving attempts to determine complex mathematical relationships between physical quantities to those concerned with simple summaries and analyses of daily furnace production" (p. 2-3). This report includes tables, illustrations, and a photograph.
Date: 1960
Creator: Leary, R. J.; Smith, R. W., Jr. & Mitchel, B. J.
Item Type: Report

Mercury: A Materials Survey

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing materials surveys conducted on mercury. As stated in the foreword, "the surveys dealing with metals and minerals summarize the demand-supply position in the United States and include information on production, imports, consumption, exports, substitutes, and pertinent history" (p. v). This report includes maps, tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1959
Creator: Pennington, James W. & Bailey, Edgar H.
Item Type: Report

Mining Methods and Costs, Lincoln Tungsten Mine, Wah Chang Mining Corporation, Lincoln County, Nevada

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing tungsten mining operations conducted in Lincoln County, Nevada. As stated in the summary, "this paper is one of a series being prepared by the Bureau of Mines on exploration, development, mining methods and costs at various mines in the United States" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and a photograph.
Date: 1959
Creator: Johnson, A. C. & McDonald, Ross M.
Item Type: Report

Mining Methods and Costs at Crystal-Victory and Minerva Number 1 Fluorspar Mines of Minerva Oil Company, Hardin County, Illinois

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mining costs and methods of fluorspar mines in Hardin County, Illinois. As stated in the summary, "it describes the exploration, development, and mining practices, giving costs of each. Transportation, equipment, power, labor, and other influencing factors also are discussed" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1960
Creator: Montgomery, Gill; Daly, J. J. & Myslinksi, Frank J.
Item Type: Report

Open-Pit Copper Mining Methods and Costs at the Bagdad Mine, Bagdad Copper Corporation, Yavapai County, Arizona

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the open-pit copper mining of Yavapai County, Arizona. As stated in the summary, "mining methods, including breaking ground, primary drilling and blasting, secondary drilling and blasting, loading, transportation, engineering, and operating control, are described" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1959
Creator: Hardwick, W. R. & Jones, E. L., III
Item Type: Report

Uranium-Mining Practices and Costs at Ten Salt Wash Lease Operations of Union Carbide Nuclear Co.

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the mining costs and methods of uranium ores in Colorado. As stated in the introduction, "this report describes the relatively small-scale operations of the Salt Wash miner: the mining methods followed, the equipment used, and the production costs" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1959
Creator: Dare, W. L.
Item Type: Report

Reconnaissance of Iron Occurrences in Colorado

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing iron deposits found in Colorado. As stated in the summary, "this paper describes the location and general features of iron occurrences in Colorado" (p. 1). History, geology, production, and use of Colorado iron ore is presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and a map.
Date: 1959
Creator: Harrer, C. M. & Tesch, W. J., Jr.
Item Type: Report

Mining Methods and Costs, Black Rock Tungsten Mine, Wah Chang Mining Corp., Mono County, California

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mining costs and methods of the Black Rock Tungsten Mine in Mono County, California. As stated in the summary, "this report is one of a series prepared by the Bureau of Mines on exploration, development, mining methods, and costs at various mines in the United States" (p. 1). This report includes maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1960
Creator: Johnson, A. C. & Fillip, N. M.
Item Type: Report

Molybdenum: A Materials Survey

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing a survey conducted on molybdenum. History, geology, metallurgical properties, and production of molybdenum is presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and maps.
Date: April 1957
Creator: McInnis, Wilmer & Creasey, S. C.
Item Type: Report

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
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

Burning Wood Waste for Commercial Heat and Power

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing wood waste that is used for commercial heat and power. The development of wood burning equipment is presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: September 1950
Creator: Barkley, J. F. & Morgan, R. E.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

Consumption of Slab Zinc in the United States by Industries, Grades, and Geographic Divisions, 1940-45: Including a Summary of Consumption Since 1900

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the U.S. slab-zinc consumption between the years of 1940-1945. As stated in the introduction, "this information circular summarized basic data collected for many years by the Bureau of Mines, but in particular presents for the 1940-45 period details derived from the comprehensive slab zinc consumption survey inaugurated in 1940" (p. 3). The different uses for slab zinc are presented. This report includes maps, tables, and illustrations.
Date: February 1948
Creator: Ransome, Alfred L.
Item Type: Report

Petroleum Refineries, Including Cracking Plants in the United States, January 1, 1948

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the petroleum refineries and cracking plants throughout the United States. As stated in the introduction, "in this publication the capacities of petroleum refineries and cracking plants in the United States on January 1, 1948, are listed, according to the latest annual survey of the Bureau of Mines" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and a map.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Lott, F. S.
Item Type: Report