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North Dakota Lignite as a Fuel for Power-Plant Boilers

Description: From Introduction: "The tests described in the following report were made by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the United States Reclamation Service, which, in connection with its Williston project, had erected a large pumping plant at Williston, N. Dak., and had installed steam boilers with furnaces designed to burn a "brown lignite" that was mined on adjacent government land. The results of the tests made at Williston, set forth in this report, show that this fuel, through generally considered unsatisfactory, may be used with fair economy under boilers that generate their full rated capacity."
Date: 1912
Creator: Randall, D. T. & Kreisinger, Henry
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

Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States and Foreign Countries

Description: From Introduction: "The lack of comparable and accurate statistics of coal-mine accidents in the united States as a whole led the Bureau of Mines in 1911 to undertake the collection of such data. The mining departments of the leading foreign coal-producing countries have long taken cognizance of the importance of statistics. The bureau feels that in presenting the tables embodied in this report it is offering the and comparable statistics of coal-min accidents for the country as a whole that have ever been published."
Date: 1913
Creator: Horton, Frederick W.
Item Type: Report

Economic Methods of Utilizing Western Lignites

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over western lignite. The economic use of these lignite deposits is discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: November 1915
Creator: Babcock, E. J.
Item Type: Report

Gypsum Products: Their Preparation and Uses

Description: Technical report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the different uses of gypsum. The sources and uses of gypsum are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: July 1917
Creator: Stone, Ralph W.
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

Lessons From the Granite Mountain Shaft Fire, Butte

Description: On the night of June 8, 1917, the flame of a carbide lamp accident set fire to the uncovered and frayed insulation of an armored power cable near the 2,400-foot level of the North Butte Mining Co.'s Granite Mountain shaft. How this insulation accidentally became exposed is explained on page 15. The following pages present an attempt to draw some practical conclusions and suggestions from this disaster."
Date: 1922
Creator: Harrington, Daniel
Item Type: Report

Production and Briquetting of Carbonized Lignite

Description: From Introduction: "The Bureau of Mines since its establishment has always taken an active interest in the utilization of lignite and in the development of the lignite deposits of the United States. Extensive lignite fields occur in the west central States, notably in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Texas; there are smaller areas in several other Sates, some of which are widely separated."
Date: 1923
Creator: Babcock, E. J. & Odell, W. W.
Item Type: Report

Review of Safety and Health Conditions in the Mines at Butte

Description: From Introduction: "This review of safety and health conditions in the mines of Butte, Mont., is prepared from data gathered during the period 1916 to 1924, inclusive, chiefly by Daniel Harrington, who was until recently supervising mining engineer of the Bureau of Mines."
Date: 1925
Creator: Rice, G. S. & Sayers, R. R.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

Resistance of Metal-Mine Airways

Description: From Introduction: "This report describes the methods used and the results obtained in a series of experiments on the resistance that metal-mine airways offer to the flow of air."
Date: 1927
Creator: McElroy, G. E. & Richardson, A. S.
Item Type: Report

Reduction Mills in Montana in 1925

Description: List of reduction mills in Montana, compiled in the course of investigations of mineral resources of Montana. It includes information about each loaction including: the process, character of ore, when the mill was operated, and custom work; equipment and power used; and capacity in tons.
Date: March 1927
Creator: Gerry, C. N.
Item Type: Report

The Forsyth Coal Field: Rosebud, Treasure, and Big Horn Counties, Montana

Description: From introduction: acknowledgements.-The Forsyth field was examined to collect data upon which to classify the public land included in it with regard to its value as coal land. The geologic mapping was done with the plane table and telescopic alidade, and all locations were tied to land corners.
Date: 1929
Creator: Dobbin, C. E.
Item Type: Report

The Kevin-Sunburst Oil Field and Other Possibilities of Oil and Gas in the Sweetgrass Arch, Montana

Description: From introduction: The discovery of oil near Kevin, Mont., in March, 1922, gave prominence to the Sweetgrass arch, which is a large structural uplift somewhat similar in size and degree of folding to the Cincinnati arch. Most of the development so far attempted on this fold has been on the Kevin-Sunburst dome, a bulge upon the crest of the arch just south of the Canadian boundary. The dome covers about 16 townships, is nearly circular in outline, and has very low dips away from its highest point in all directions. Within the last five years (1923-1927) about 1,500 wells have been drilled upon it, over 880 of which are rated as productive. Since May, 1925, the field has stood second in production in the Rocky Mountain States being exceeded only by Salt Creek.
Date: 1929
Creator: Collier, Arthur J.
Item Type: Report

Safety Cars of the United States Bureau of Mines

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the mine stations and safety cars used to reach miners in distress. As stated in the report, "the purpose, equipment, personnel, and construction of its safety cars" is presented. This report includes an illustration, and a map.
Date: March 1931
Creator: Forbes, J. J. & Ankeny, M. J.
Item Type: Report

United States Earthquakes, 1935

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1935. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1935
Item Type: Report

United States Earthquakes, 1936

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1936. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Report