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Physical and Chemical Properties of the Petroleums of the San Joaquin Valley of California

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin is the second report so far published and deals primarily with the large oil fields of the San Joaquin Valley of California. The work will be continued as rapidly as possible, and will include all of the more important petroleum districts of the United States. The prime object of the investigations was to determine the economic value of the petroleums and natural gases in the United States with especial reference to the supplies in the public lands, and to ascertain how these resources could be utilized in the industries with least waste and greatest efficiency. "
Date: unknown
Creator: Allen, Irving C.; Jacobs, W. A. & Burrell, G. A.

Analysis of the Mount Laguna Photovoltaic Cell Failure

Description: From summary: The purpose of this analysis is to provide photovoltaic (P/V) system design and field engineers with an understanding of the primary factors which can cause individual P/V cells in a module or an array to be forced into reverse bias and eventual failure and to provide guidelines for the adequate protection of the cells.
Date: January 1981
Creator: Anderson, E.

Mining Practices and Safety at the Lava Cap Gold Mining Corporation Mines, Nevada City-Grass Valley District, California

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing mining safety in the Grass Valley mining district. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this paper is not to present an outstanding safety record but to show that gold mining can be pursued with the same degree of safety and improvement as any other industry, if and when the management recognizes that it can and must be done" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1941
Creator: Ash, S. H.

Safety Factors in Construction and Ventilation, Wawona Vehicular Tunnel, Yosemite National Park, California

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the safety and ventilation hazards presented during the construction of the Wawona tunnel in Yosemite National Park. Safety precautions and procedures used during the construction are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1940
Creator: Ash, S. H.

Permissible Electric Cap Lamps and Ventilation in Certain California Mines and Water-Tunnel Construction

Description: From Introduction: "As a result of the recommendations of this committee, special studies have been made of the methane hazards incident to mining and tunneling operations in the Coast Range Mountains. These studies have resulted in the adoption of numerous safety precautionary measures; among them the use of permissible types of mining equipment, electric cap lamps, with which this deals with primarily."
Date: 1932
Creator: Ash, S. H. (Simon Harry), b. 1889 & Rankin, J. H.

Evaluation of a California Bentonitic Clay for Use in Oil-Well Drilling Muds

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the bentonite deposits of San Benito County, California. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of the study was to learn if these large deposits contain bentonite of sufficient quality and quantity to be of economic value as an oil-well drilling mud additive" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1959
Creator: Aune, Quinton A.; Caraway, W. Hodge; Morris, Frank C. & Gates, George Laurence

Quicksilver Deposits of the Parkfield District, California

Description: From abstract: The Parkfield district, one of the minor California quicksilver districts, lies on the southern end of the Diablo Range, in the southeastern part of Monterey County and the westernmost tip of Kings County. (...) Two geologically similar areas, separated by 10 miles of unmineralized rocks, have been mapped. These areas contain (1) sedimentary, volcanic, and metamorphic rocks belonging to the Franciscan formation, of probable Jurassic age, (2) sedimentary rocks of Cretaceous age, (3) a few outcrops of fossiliferous strata assigned to the Temblor formation, of middle Miocene age, (4) large masses of serpentine emplaced along fault zones in post-Miocene time, (5) lenses of silica-carbonate rock formed by the alteration of the serpentine, and (6) large areas of landslide.
Date: 1942
Creator: Bailey, Edgar Herbert

California Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

Description: This report is one of a series that profiles the emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and three territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. This report focuses on the state of California.
Date: March 17, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M.

Survey of Tin in California

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on a survey of tin deposits in California. A focus on tin deposits in Kern and San Bernardino Counties are presented. The report includes two maps.
Date: April 1946
Creator: Bedford, Robert H. & Johnson, F. T.

Screw-Worms and Other Maggots Affecting Animals

Description: This bulletin discusses the screwworm, which is a maggot that causes losses to livestock, and measures for its control. Other maggots and insects discussed include the sheep-wool maggot, the black blowfly, the green bottle fly, and the gray flesh fly.
Date: 1917
Creator: Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970; Mitchell, J. D. & Parman, D. C.

The Bowie-Gavin Process: Its Application to the Cracking of Tars and Heavy Oils, Also to the Recovery of Oil from Oil-Soaked Sands or Shales, or from Oil Shales

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the Bowie-Gavin process. As stated in the introduction, "this paper describes a process and an apparatus designed to recover oil from such deposits" (p. 1). The results of experiments conducted using this process are discussed. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1926
Creator: Bowie, C. P.

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

Mica Beneficiation

Description: From Abstract: "The micaceous schist ores yielded concentrates containing 95 to 98 percent mica, with recoveries ranging from 70 to 83 percent. Part 1 of this report summarizes the process development work and demonstrates the feasibility of producing commercial-grade mica concentrates. The report also includes details of commercial beneficiation and grinding of mica. Also included in part 2 of this report are details of commercial mica production, including methods of mining, recovering, and grinding mica, and information on the production, uses, and prices of mica."
Date: unknown
Creator: Browning, James S.