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Coal-Mine Explosions in Ohio: 1874-1936

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing coal mine explosions in Ohio between 1874 and 1936. The number of explosions and fatalities are presented. The causes of mine explosions are discussed as well. This report includes tables.
Date: October 1937
Creator: Owings, C. W.
Item Type: Report

Smelting Ores in the Electric Furnace

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the electric smelting of nonferrous ores. As stated in the introduction, "it is the purpose of the present paper to survey the technical and economic changes that have taken place and to determine whether electric smelting of nonferrous ores offers any more promise today than 20 years ago" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: October 1937
Creator: Dean, Reginald S. & von Bernewitz, M. W.
Item Type: Report

Open Schedules for Gold and Silver Ores and Concentrates at Western Custom Smelters

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the smelting schedules for the operators of silver and gold mines. As stated in the introduction, "the paper discusses smelting schedules, general smelting practices that have a bearing on rates, and the reasons for penalties or credits for certain constituents of ores" (p. 1). This report includes tables.
Date: December 1936
Creator: Gardner, E. D. & Allsman, Paul T.
Item Type: Report

Coal-Mine Explosions in West Virginia: 1883-1933

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing explosions in coal mines that occurred in West Virginia between 1883 and 1933. The number of fatalities, and safety prevention methods are presented. This report includes tables.
Date: September 1934
Creator: Forbes, J. J. & Owings, C. W.
Item Type: Report

Manganese: Its Occurrence, Milling, and Metallurgy; Part 1

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the "occurrence, milling, and metallurgy of manganese in the United States" (p. 1). Different properties and compounds of manganese are also discussed. This report includes a map, tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 1934
Creator: Dean, Reginald S.; DeVaney, Fred D. & Coghill, Will H.
Item Type: Report

Quartz and Silica: Part 1. - General Summary

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing quartz and silica minerals. As stated in the foreword, "the purpose of the present paper is to assemble brief summaries of the many widely differing industries engaged in the production and preparation of these minerals in their principal commercial forms" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: August 1931
Creator: Santmyers, Reigart Meredith
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

Methods and Costs of Stripping and Mining at the United Verde Open-Pit Mine, Jerome, Arizona

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the mining practices and expenses of the United Verde open-pit mine west of Jerome, Arizona. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this paper is to present the methods used in developing and operating the mine, and to discuss the problems encountered" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: February 1930
Creator: Alenius, E. M. J.
Item Type: Report

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.
Item Type: Report

The Legendary "White Metal" and its "Ore"

Description: Report concerning stories about claims of a "white metal" extracted from an "ore" found packed around pieces of iron or steel. It includes information about various tests conducted about the validity of these claims and their findings.
Date: December 1925
Creator: Davis, C. W.
Item Type: Report