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Biological Survey of Texas

Description: From introduction: "Report on the biological survey of Texas conducted over a number of years through collection of information and specimens. Focus on life zones and their subdivisions and on the mammals and reptiles of the state."
Date: October 24, 1905
Creator: Bailey, Vernon

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

Description: From Significance and value of Analyses of Coal: "The analyses published in this report cover samples of coal collected in many different parts of the country with unusual care by experiences men, in such manner as to make them representative of extensive beds of coal."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.

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.

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.

Waste of Oil and Gas in the Mid-Continent Fields

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies of waste in oil and gas fields in the mid-continent area. As stated in the introduction, this report "describes the general amounts and kinds of waste, and attempts to show the importance of conserving these natural resources" (p. 5). This paper includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 1914
Creator: Blatchley, Raymond S.

The Use of Mud-Laden Fluid in Oil and Gas Wells

Description: From Introduction: "Technical Paper 66 deals with the mud-laden fluid process in general and No. 68 with its application in Oklahoma. Rather than reprint these publications, it has been considered advisable to replace them with the present report, which includes the results of more recent investigations. The methods of using mud-laden fluid are an outgrowth of the rotary drilling system, which was developed in Texas and later employed in Louisiana and California."
Date: 1916
Creator: Lewis, James O. & McMurray, William F.

The Decline and Ultimate Production of Oil Wells, with Notes on the Valuation of Oil Properties

Description: From General Statement Purpose of the Report: "The present investigation was undertaken for the purpose of supplying some of the material so badly needed in the valuation and more efficient operation of oil properties. Because of the lack of time for further studies, the amount of data already accumulated and the policy of the Bureau of Mines of publishing as soon as possible any information that may be of use to an industry, the bulletin is issued now."
Date: 1919
Creator: Beal, Carl H.

Mining and Preparing Domestic Graphite for Crucible Use

Description: From Prefactory Statement: "In this bulletin are presented the results obtained in the first two phases of the work outlined above. The bulletin is in two parts. The first part describes the methods of mining and milling used, suggests a standard method of sampling finished graphite, and describes a rapid and convenient method of analysis developed at the Pittsburgh station of the Bureau of Mines, to which has been assigned the analytical and microscopic work. The second part describes experiments on the concentration and milling of graphite, which were made at the Salt Lake City, Utah, station."
Date: 1920
Creator: Dub, George D. & Moses, Frederick G.

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.

The Gasoline Situation

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the demands on the oil industry due to an increase in automobiles in the United States. Improvements in drilling methods and refinery practices are presented. This report includes a table.
Date: March 1926
Creator: Hill, Harry H.

Production and Development Problems in the Powell Oil Field, Navarro County, Texas

Description: From Introduction: "The Mexia-Powell fault fields have long held the attention of the oil industry, and this report proposes to present information on these fields and to interpret it for the consideration and guidance of all persons concerned in further development of the area. Detailed study of this field was made primarily to obtain a better working knowledge of the major features, involving structural conditions, the character and nature of the Woodbine pay sand, and the source of water."
Date: 1928
Creator: Hill, H. B. & Sutton, Chase E.

Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1928

Description: From introduction: The district discussed in this report embraces the entire northern peninsula of Michigan and the parts of northern Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota that were covered by a re-advance of the Superior lobe of the Labrador ice sheet late in the Wisconsin stage of glaciation.
Date: 1929
Creator: Mendenhall, W. C.

Commercial Possibilities of the Texas-New Mexico Potash Deposits

Description: From Introduction Results of Test: "Among the domestic potash resources which were brought to the attention of the country during and after the war but were not utilized as a source of potash, although they indicated that they might furnish the cheap potash desired, were the potash deposits occurring with the think rock-salt formations of western Texas and southeastern New Mexico."
Date: 1930
Creator: Wroth, James S.

Quicksilver

Description: From Introduction: "Material for this report was gathered during the last quarter of 1928 and the first quarter of 1929, when the author visited the quick-silver-producing districts of California, Nevada, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Arizona to view the progress made in recent years and gather material for a comprehensive study of the present-day quicksilver industry of the United States."
Date: 1931
Creator: Schuette, C. N.

Survey of Oyster Bottoms in Texas: Volume 1

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Fisheries over surveys of oyster-bearing bottoms in Texas. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of the survey was to find out what practical measures are necessary to prevent the depletion of natural oyster reefs and to increase the production of oysters in the state" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1931
Creator: Galtsoff, Paul S.

Development and Production History on the Salt Flat and Other Fault Fields of East Central Texas

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the Salt Flat fields in East Central Texas. As stated in the introduction, "this report deals with the development and production history of the Salt Flat field and gives comparative data on five outstanding fault fields. Two of these fields are producing from limestone and three from sandstone reservoirs" (p. 2-3). This report includes tables, maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: March 1931
Creator: Hill, Harry Blackburn; Bauserman, E. V. H. & Carpenter, C. B.