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Notes of the Geology of North California

Description: A report about a complex group of mountain ridges in Northern California and Oregon. It discusses the geology of North California.
Date: 1886
Creator: Diller, J. S.

On Invertebrate Fossils from the Pacific Coast

Description: A report about fossils from the Chico-Téjon series of California. These fossils constitute additions to the already known molluscan fauna of an important series of rich strata.
Date: 1889
Creator: White, Charles A.

A Late Volcanic Eruption in Northern California and its Peculiar Lava

Description: Synopsis: The Lassen Peak, Volcanic Ridge, which connects the northern end of the Sierra Nevada in California with the Coast Range and separates the upper portion of the Sacramento Valley from the great interior basin, is composed chiefly of lavas from many volcanic reuptions.
Date: 1891
Creator: Diller, J. S.

Earthquakes in California in 1890 and 1891

Description: A paper which records all of the shocks observed or felt on Mount Hamilton, and all of those reported to the Lick Observatory by letter; as well as newspaper reports of such earthquakes as occurred in the state during that year.
Date: 1892
Creator: Holden, Edward Singleton

The Death Valley Expedition: A Biological Survey of Parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, Part 2

Description: Collection of reports on Death Valley, the bordering region of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Reports include birds, reptiles and Batrachians, fishes, insects, mollusks, trees and shrubs, cactuses and yuccas, and list of localities in the reports.
Date: May 31, 1893
Creator: Fisher, A. K.; Stejneger, Leonhard; Gilbert, Charles H.; Riley, C. V.; Stearns, R. E. C.; Merriam, C. Hart et al.

Earthquakes in California in 1893

Description: A report about recorded shock waves observed or felt on Mount Hamilton, and all those reported to the Lick Observatory by letter, as well as newspaper reports of such earthquakes that occurred in California during that year.
Date: 1894
Creator: Perrine, Charles D.

Earthquakes in California in 1896 and 1897

Description: A report that contains the records of all the shocks observed or felt on Mount Hamilton and all those reported to the Lick Observatory by letter, as well as newspaper reports of such earthquakes.
Date: 1898
Creator: Perrine, Charles D.

Some Lava Flows of the Western Slope of the Sierra Nevada, California

Description: From introduction: The field relationships of the rocks described in the following paper were studied during the summers of 1895 and 1896, while I was engaged in geologically mapping portions of the Sonora and Big Trees quadrangles, under the direction of Mr. H. W. Turner.
Date: 1898
Creator: Ransome, Frederick Leslie

Results of a Biological Survey of Mount Shasta California

Description: From introduction: "Biological survey of northern California from the Madeline Plains to the Pacific Ocean and from the Oregon boundary to Lassen Butte and parts of the Sierra, with Mount Shasta occupying a nearly central position."
Date: October 28, 1899
Creator: Merriam, C. Hart

City Smoke Ordinances and Smoke Abatement

Description: From Introduction: "In connection with the fuel investigations conducted by the Bureau of Mines much information has been accumulated as to the smoke abatement activities in various cities. The essential features of the information are presented in this report, which, it is believed, will be of public interest and benefit, especially to those communities that are just beginning organized effort to abate unnecessary smoke."
Date: 1912
Creator: Flagg, Samuel B.

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.

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.

Underground Wastes in Oil and Gas Fields and Methods of Prevention

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the underground wastes of oil and gas in drilling fields. As stated in the introduction, "the writers have endeavored to establish the manner and importance of underground waste by citing a few cases and to show the means whereby it can be prevented" (p. 5). This paper includes illustrations.
Date: July 1916
Creator: McMurray, William F. & Lewis, James O.

Control of Hookworm Infection at the Deep Gold Mines of the Mother Lode, California

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents of an investigation of hookworm infection in the deep gold mines of the Mother Lode, California. In this investigation 1,440 miners of Mother Lode have been examined for hookworm infection; 444 miners were found to be infected; and 91 miners have taken the treatment and have gotten rid of the infection."
Date: 1917
Creator: Cumming, James G. & White, Joseph H.

The Wet Thiogen Process for Recovering Sulphur from Sulphur Dioxide in Smelter Gases: A Critical Study

Description: From Introduction: "A critical study of the wet Thiogen process for extracting sulphur from smoke of smelters is one of several investigations related to the general smelter-smoke problem that are being conducted under direction of the Bureau of Mines. Work on the Thiogen process was started again in January, 1916, in the laboratories of the new mining experiment station at Berkeley, Cal., and was continued during the spring of 2016 until a point was reached where it was felt that the essential parts of the process had been carefully covered, and that some definite statements concerning the technical features and possibilities of the process, as given in this report, were warranted."
Date: 1917
Creator: Wells, A. E.

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.

California Mining Statutes Annotated

Description: From Preface: "The purpose of such publication is to point out the laws and regulations best adapted to increase safety and efficiency in the mineral industry of the United States and to aid legislative bodies in framing uniform mining laws. The State of California, by reason of its historic interest in mining and by reason of its great extent of mineral land and its vast mineral deposits, has been selected for the first bulletin of the of the State series. This bulletin is submitted to the miners and operators and all persons interested in the mining exterprises in California and in those of other States in the hope that it will be accorded the same generous reception as was given Bulletin 94."
Date: 1918
Creator: Thompson, J. W.

Methods of Shutting Off Water in Oil and Gas Wells

Description: Report discussing methods of shutting off water in oil and gas wells in California, the Midwest, and the Gulf. Emphasis is on the methods used in California and suggestions for modifying California methods to make them applicable in other localities.
Date: October 1918
Creator: Tough, F. B.
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