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Notes on the Geology of Southwestern Idaho and Southeastern Oregon

Description: From introduction: The aim of the present paper is to put on record such observations relating to the general geology of the region traversed as it is thought may be of interest, more particularly to the people of Idaho and Oregon, and also in certain instances serve to supplement the report referred to on artesian conditions.
Date: 1903
Creator: Russell, Israel C.
Item Type: Report

Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910 Part 2. Descriptions of Samples

Description: From Introduction: "This volume contains the descriptions of the samples whose analyses are published in the preceding volume, Part I of this bulletin. The descriptions have been compiled from the notebooks of the persons who collected the samples, have been condensed from accounts given in published reports of the United States Geological Survey, or have furnished by the collection themselves. Inasmuch as the descriptions represent the work of many persons during a period of six years, and inasmuch as they were recorded under widely differing conditions, they necessarily vary in fullness detail."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.
Item Type: Report

A Preliminary Report on the Mining Districts of Idaho

Description: From Introduction: "The bulletin aims to give the localities of the various mining districts, and the nature of the present operations and those that have been carried out in the past."
Date: 1919
Creator: Varley, Thomas; Wright, Clarence A.; Soper, Edgar K. & Livingston, Douglas C.
Item Type: Report

Recovery of Zinc from Low-Grade and Complex Ores

Description: From Introduction: "Vocalization in retorts has been, until recently, the only commercial process of producing spelter, hence the zinc mine operators have had to meet the terms of the zinc mine operators have had to meet the terms of the zinc smelters in regard to the following requirements: (1) Minimum percentage of zinc the ore must contain; (2) the chemical combination of the zinc in the ore; (3) the proportion present of those elements that interfere with the successful recovery of the zinc when the ore is retorted. As stated previously, and as will be shown later, a large part of the valuable mineral content of the ore is lost in effecting this concentration. As a result of the other requirements that have to be met in zinc smelting, much zinc is lost in the mining and milling of zinc ore."
Date: 1919
Creator: Lyon, Dorsey A. & Ralston, Oliver C.
Item Type: Report

Flotation Tests of Idaho Ores

Description: From Introduction: "This paper covers part of the investigations carried on by the United States Bureau of Mines in cooperation with the Idaho Bureau of Mines, the University of Idaho, and certain mining companies of the Coeur d' Alene region. Although the results of the tests included in this report are not to be considered final, they indicate possibilities and may suggest others leading to a solution of the problem of separating lead and zinc sulphides by differential flotation in the treatment of certain ores."
Date: 1921
Creator: Wright, Clarence A.; Parmelle, James G. & Norton, James T.
Item Type: Report

Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1929

Description: From introduction: This report describes the deposits of analcite in the Green River formation, to compare them with other similar deposits, and to present them with other similar deposits, and to present the observations and inferences that led him to explain them as alteration products of volcanic ash that fell into an ancient saline lake. The report also records the occurrence of several thin beds of sepiolite, or meerschaum, in the Green River formation and presents new data on the molds of saline minerals of the Green River formation whose determination affects directly the interpretation of the analcite and sepiolite deposits.
Date: 1930
Creator: Mendenhall, W. C.
Item Type: Report

Open Schedules for Gold and Silver Ores and Concentrates at Western Custom Smelters

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the smelting schedules for the operators of silver and gold mines. As stated in the introduction, "the paper discusses smelting schedules, general smelting practices that have a bearing on rates, and the reasons for penalties or credits for certain constituents of ores" (p. 1). This report includes tables.
Date: December 1936
Creator: Gardner, E. D. & Allsman, Paul T.
Item Type: Report

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
Item Type: Report

United States Earthquakes 1942

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1942. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Report

Some Haulage and Hoisting Hazards in Western Mines

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing safety hazards in western mines. Mine hoisting and haulage accidents are presented. Accident prevention is also discussed. This report includes tables.
Date: December 1942
Creator: Denny, E. H. & Humphrey, H. B.
Item Type: Report

Diatomites of the Pacific Northwest as Filter-Aids

Description: From Introduction Purpose of Investigation: "To determine some of the physical and chemical properties of known Pacific Northwest diatomites, the present investigation was started in 1938 by the Bureau of Mines in cooperation with the College of Mines, University of Washington.
Date: 1944
Creator: Skinner, Kenneth G.; Dammann, Arthur A.; Swift, Roy E.; Eyerly, George B. & Shuck, Gordon R., Jr.
Item Type: Report

United States Earthquakes, 1944

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1944. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1944
Item Type: Report

Exploration of the Avon Mica District, Latah County, Idaho

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the investigations conducted on the mica deposits found in Latah County, Idaho. Characteristics and properties of the mica deposits are listed. This report includes tables, and maps.
Date: July 1946
Creator: Reed, Glen C.
Item Type: Report

Analyses of Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon Coals

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over analyses of coals from many western states. The characteristics of the coals found in each state are discussed in detail. This paper includes tables, and maps.
Date: 1947
Creator: Andrews, David A.; Hendricks, Thomas A. & Huddle, John W.
Item Type: Report

Blackbird Cobalt Deposits, Lemhi County, Idaho

Description: Report from the U.S. Bureau of Mines on exploration of known cobalt ore deposits in Lemhi County, Idaho. Physical features of the area, and properties of the cobalt samples collected are presented. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: February 1947
Creator: Reed, G. C. & Herdlick, J. A.
Item Type: Report

Beneficiation of Chromite Ores From Western United States

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the sampling of chrome ore deposits in the western United States. Physical properties of the samples collected are presented. This report includes tables.
Date: June 1947
Creator: Batty, J. V.; Mitchell, T. F.; Havens, R. & Wells, R. R.
Item Type: Report

Hermada Antimony Deposit, Elmore County, Idaho

Description: Report of investigations issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the Hermada antimony deposit in southwestern Idaho. The investigations included trenching and drilling. The report contains maps of the area, and tables of data.
Date: February 1953
Creator: Popoff, Constantine C.
Item Type: Report