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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.

Oil and Gas Wells through Workable Coal Beds: Papers and Discussions

Description: From Preface: "In carrying out such a policy with reference to the subject under consideration, the Bureau of Mines invited the State geologists, mine inspectors, and a number of coal operators and oil and gas well drillers from the States interested to meet representatives of the Bureau of Mines in Pittsburgh, Pa., for a discussion of the subject during February 7 and February 8, 1913. This adjourned meeting of the conference will be held at an early date and its report will be printed in a later edition of this bulletin, with such additional suggestions as may be received by the Bureau of Mines. The bureau will be glad, therefore, to receive at the earliest practicable date any additional suggestions or any additional information throwing light on the matters discussed in this bulletin."
Date: 1913
Creator: Rice, George S. & Hood, O. P.

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.

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.

Mining and Milling of Lead and Zinc Ores in the Missouri-Kansas-Oklahoma Zinc District

Description: From Introduction: "This report of investigations carried on by the Bureau of Mines gives the methods used in mining and milling and indicates in some detail the conditions that affect the efficiency of those methods; it does not attempt to discuss the geology of the district, except incidentally, as this has been described in numerous reports by several geologists."
Date: 1918
Creator: Wright, Clarence A.

Suggestions for Improved Methods of Mining Coal on Indian Lands in Oklahoma

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies of Oklahoma coal mines. As stated in the introduction, "this report describes the systems of mining used, points out their defects, and presents suggestions for improved methods, more especially as regards the applicability of different modifications of the panel system to mining coal in Oklahoma" (p. 5). This paper includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: May 1918
Creator: Rutledge, J. J. & Harrington, Daniel

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.

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.

Coal-Washing Investigations: Methods and Tests

Description: From Introduction: "The investigations described in this bulletin are confined to a study of the washing characteristics of bituminous coals. The washing characteristics of coals from many of the most important coal-producing fields of the Eastern and Central States were examined."
Date: 1929
Creator: Yancey, H. F. & Fraser, Thomas

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.

Silicosis and Tuberculosis Among Miners of the Tri-State District of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri--[Part] 1: For the Year Ended June 30, 1928

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the occurrence of tuberculosis and silicosis among mine workers of the Tri-State district including Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Past history of the diseases are presented, as well as the standard means of examination of miners. This report includes a map, tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1933
Creator: Sayers, R. R.; Meriwether, F. V.; Lanza, A. J. & Adams, W. W.

Mechanical Equipment Used in the Drilling and Production of Oils and Gas Wells in the Oklahoma City Field

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the mechanical equipment used in oil and gas wells of the Oklahoma City field. As stated in the introduction, "this paper presents the results of a study devoted chiefly to new equipment that has been developed to meet the requirements of drilling and producing operations in the Oklahoma City field and that has been accepted by drilling contractors and operators" (p. 1). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1934
Creator: Wade, Gustav

Engineering Report on Oklahoma City Oil Field, Oklahoma

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the engineering and production methods of the Oklahoma City oil wells. Characteristics and properties of the wells, and methods and practices of well engineering are presented. This report includes tables, graphs, maps, and illustrations.
Date: January 1937
Creator: Hill, Harry Blackburn; Rawlins, E. L. & Bopp, C. R.

Geology and Fuel Resources of the Southern Part of the Oklahoma Coal Field: Part 1. The McAlester District, Pittsburg, Atoka, and Latimer Counties

Description: From abstract: The McAlester district is an area of about 477 square miles in Pittsburg, Atoka, and Latimer Counties, Okla. It lies entirely within the Arkansas Valley geomorphic province except for the extreme northwest corner, which is crossed by the easternmost cuesta of the Osage Plains province.
Date: 1937
Creator: Hendricks, Thomas Andrews

Geology and Fuel Resources of the Southern Part of the Oklahoma Coal Field: Part 2. The Lehigh District Coal, Atoka, and Pittsburg Counties

Description: From abstract: The rocks exposed in the Lehigh district, in the Arkansas-Oklahoma coal basin, aggregate at least 5,000 feet in thickness. All are of Pennsylvanian age, except scattered thin Pleistocene (?) and Recent deposits. Rocks of Pottsville age crop out extensively in the southwestern part of the district and include the Springer formation, Wapanucka limestone, and Atoka formation. The Pottsville rocks are overlain in the northeastern part by formations of Allegheny age, including the Hartshorne sandstone. McAlester shale, Savanna sandstone, Boggy shale, and Thurman sandstone.
Date: 1937
Creator: Knechtel, Maxwell M.

Geology and Fuel Resources of the Southern Part of the Oklahoma Coal Field: Part 3. Quinton-Scipio District

Description: From abstract: The Quinton-Scipio district includes about 450 square miles, mostly in Pittsburg County but partly in Haskell and Latimer Counties, Okla. The stratified rocks exposed at the surface in the district are the McAlester, Savanna, Boggy, Thurman, Stuart, and Senora formations, of Pennsylvanian age, and consist of alternating beds of shale and sandstone with some coal beds and a few beds of limestone less than 1 foot thick. The total thickness of these formations exposed in the district is between 3,000 and 3,300 feet. There are probably unconformities at the base of the Savanna sandstone and at the base of the Thurman sandstone. Overlying the Pennsylvanian formations in parts of the district are unconsolidated sand, gravel, and clay, which in part belong to the Gerty sand, a deposit in an abandoned Quaternary (?) river channel. Other unconsolidated deposits include sand on stream terraces and Recent alluvium.
Date: 1938
Creator: Dane, C. H.; Rothrock, Howard Eugene & Williams, James Steele