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German Low-Temperature Coal-Tar Industry

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing a low-temperature coal-tar industry in Germany. As stated in the Purpose and Scope of the Investigation, "the primary purpose of the investigation covered by this report was to determine to what extent the production and use of low-temperature tar in Germany had advanced during the 10-year period prior to the close of the last war" (p. 7). This report includes tables, illustrations, and a photograph.
Date: February 1949
Creator: Rhodes, E. O.

Petroleum Refineries, Including Cracking Plants in the United States, January 1, 1948

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the petroleum refineries and cracking plants throughout the United States. As stated in the introduction, "in this publication the capacities of petroleum refineries and cracking plants in the United States on January 1, 1948, are listed, according to the latest annual survey of the Bureau of Mines" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and a map.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Lott, F. S.

Consumption of Slab Zinc in the United States by Industries, Grades, and Geographic Divisions, 1940-45: Including a Summary of Consumption Since 1900

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the U.S. slab-zinc consumption between the years of 1940-1945. As stated in the introduction, "this information circular summarized basic data collected for many years by the Bureau of Mines, but in particular presents for the 1940-45 period details derived from the comprehensive slab zinc consumption survey inaugurated in 1940" (p. 3). The different uses for slab zinc are presented. This report includes maps, tables, and illustrations.
Date: February 1948
Creator: Ransome, Alfred L.

Peat-Bog Fires: Their Origin and Control

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing peat-bog fires. As stated in the introduction, "this paper will serve a useful purpose in that it will afford an exchange of ideas with respect to procedure, equipment, and methods of controlling and extinguishing peat-bog fires" (p. 2). This report includes tables, photographs, and a map.
Date: July 1947
Creator: Parker, D. J.; Benson, J. B. & Bird, J. H.

World Survey of Tantalum Ore

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the occurrences of tantalum in different areas of the world. The tantalum deposits are described in reference to each individual country that it is found in. This report includes maps, tables, and illustrations.
Date: March 1945
Creator: Baker, James S.

Standardized Construction of Mine Ventilating Doors

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the development and construction of ventilation doors in mine operations. The importance of functioning ventilating doors is presented. The construction process is described in detail. This report includes an illustration.
Date: April 1944
Creator: Hartley, J. C. & Moschetti, A. C.

Recent Developments in Fuel Supply and Demand

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the recent supply and demand of fuels. As stated by the author, "my purpose in this address is to review the changes in fuel supply and demand since 1937 and to give you my views on the outlook for the future" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: November 1943
Creator: Fieldner, Arno Carl

Annual Report of Research and Technologic Work on Coal: Fiscal Year 1942

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing studies over the research and technology of coal during 1942. As stated in the introduction, "the annual reports of the research and technologic investigations conducted by the Bureau of Mines on the occurrence, properties, mining, preparation, and uses of coal, of which the present report is the seventh, are intended to be brief summaries of progress" (p. 4). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 1943
Creator: Fieldner, Arno Carl & Rice, W. E.

Multiple-Shift Mechanical Mining in some Bituminous-Coal Mines: Progress Report 4. Extraction of Pillars with Mechanized Equipment

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing "some methods and practices of mining coal mechanically where operations are conducted on more than one shift" (p. 3). Descriptions of mines, and mining methods are presented. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: December 1942
Creator: Toenges, Albert L.; Maize, Earl R. & Jones, Frank A.

Marketing Mineral Pigments

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the use of mineral pigments. The importance of pigments is presented along with a description of import and export trends of minerals. This report includes tables.
Date: August 1942
Creator: Harness, Charles L.