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United States Earthquakes, 1931

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1931. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1932
Creator: Neumann, Frank
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Laboratory and Full-Scale Sulfur Elimination Tests on Coal from Pratt Bed, Alabama

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the Pratt coal bed in Alabama. The report details "washability studies of coal from beds in Alabama and other southern states in which commercially important deposits occur" (p. 1). This report includes tables, graphs, and illustrations.
Date: May 1958
Creator: Perry, R. E.; Gandrud, B. W.; Riley, H. L.; Gayle, J. B. & Eddy, W. H.
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Iron-Ore (Hematite) Mining Practice in the Birmingham District, Alabama

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on red iron-ore mining near Birmingham, Alabama. Results of the studies are presented and discussed, as are mining methods. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1926
Creator: Crane, Walter R.
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The Future of Birmingham Red Iron Ore, Jefferson County, Alabama

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines regarding the restudy of iron-ore reserves in the Birmingham area to determine where increased production may be obtained in the area if and when required. The report includes tables, graphs, pictures and a map.
Date: July 1953
Creator: Thoenen, J. R.; Reed, Avery H., Jr. & Clemmons, B. H.
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Experiment in Underground Gasification of Coal, Gorgas, Alabama

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies and experiments conducted on underground coal gasification. The results of the experiments are listed. Description and analysis of the coal and coal bed are also presented. This report includes tables, maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Dowd, James J.; Elder, James L.; Capp, J. P. & Cohen, Paul
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Report of the Nonmetals Division: Fiscal Year 1942

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the operations of the Nonmetals Division during 1942. The work done by the division is discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: November 1942
Creator: Ralston, Oliver C. & Stern, A. George
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Coke from Low-Ash Appalachian Coals for Carbon Electrodes in Aluminum Industry with a Chapter on Comparison of Results Obtained by Trent Process for Cleaning Coal with Those by Float-and-Sink Methods

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on testing conducted on coking coal samples for carbon electrode use in aluminum production. The testing methods, and results are presented. This report includes tables.
Date: November 1943
Creator: Selvig, W. A.; Ode, W. H.; Gibson, F. H. & Davis, Joseph D.
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Coal Resources of the Fabius-Flat Rock Area, Jackson Countym Alabama

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing studies conducted on the coal resources of the Flat-Rock area of Jackson County, Alabama. As stated in the introduction, "an investigation was planned to determine the extent, quality, and economic minability of coal deposits in Alabama reasonably close to ample fresh water sources that might be available for possible thermal electric power-plants" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1966
Creator: Shotts, Reynold Q. & Riley, H. L.
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Investigation of Coal Deposits in the Fairview and Coal City Basins of Coosa Field, St. Clair County, Alabama: Reserves, Petrography, and Chemical Properties of Coals; Washability Characteristics of Coal from Fairview Bew; and Geology of Area

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the coal deposits in Saint Clair County, Alabama. Investigations of the estimated reserves and analyses of the coal fields in this area are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1949
Creator: Toenges, Albert L.; Turnbull, Louis A.; Jolley, Theodore R.; Shields, Joseph J.; Smith, H. L.; O'Donnell, H. J. et al.
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Annual Report of Research and Technologic Work on Coal: Fiscal Year 1941

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the annual report over the research and technology of coal during 1941. As stated in the foreword, "these investigations increase our fund of exact knowledge on the properties and composition of American coals and lead to better methods in mining, preparing, storing, and utilizing coal" (p. 4). This report includes tables, illustrations, photographs, and a map.
Date: November 1941
Creator: Fieldner, Arno Carl & Schmidt, L. D.
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Thickness of Bituminous Coal and Lignite Seams Mined in the United States in 1945

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing bituminous coal and lignite seams found in the United States. The thickness of seams from several U.S. states is compared, as well as the mining methods employed. This report includes maps, tables, and illustrations.
Date: December 1947
Creator: Young, W. H. & Anderson, R. L.
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Magnetic Concentration of Iron Ores of Alabama

Description: From Introduction: "The Birmingham district holds large deposits of red hematite, coal, and flux extends from Springville on the northeast to below on the southwest. The work was begun in July, 1923, and ores from a number of points within the Birmingham district have since been studied. A method of magnetic concentration has been investigated which, it is believed, will successfully remove a large part of the gangue and incur only a small loss of iron.
Date: 1927
Creator: Lee, Oscar; Gandrud, B. W. & De Vaney, F. D.
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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
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Mica Beneficiation

Description: From Abstract: "The micaceous schist ores yielded concentrates containing 95 to 98 percent mica, with recoveries ranging from 70 to 83 percent. Part 1 of this report summarizes the process development work and demonstrates the feasibility of producing commercial-grade mica concentrates. The report also includes details of commercial beneficiation and grinding of mica. Also included in part 2 of this report are details of commercial mica production, including methods of mining, recovering, and grinding mica, and information on the production, uses, and prices of mica."
Date: 1973
Creator: Browning, James S.
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Fort McClellan Radiological Instruction Area (ARMS-II)

Description: Report documenting the survey of the U. S. Army Chemical Corps Schoo, Radiological Instruction Area, Fort Mclellan, Alabama. This survey measures radiation an d gamma-ray flux in an approximately one square mile area.
Date: March 26, 1962
Creator: Guillou, R. B.
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Preliminary Report on the Uranium Favorability of the Hartselle Sandstone and the Pottsville Formation in the Coosa Basin, Alabama

Description: From summary: The Hartselle Sandstone and the Pottsville Formation in the Coosa basin were studied to determine if the units appear favorable for the occurrence of uranium deposits and if a more detailed investigation of the area is warranted. The study involves a literature synthesis, field work, and sampling of rock outcrops for petrographic and chemical analyses.
Date: June 1978
Creator: Schot, Erik H. & Penley, H. Michael
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Uranium in the Southern United States

Description: From introduction: In this study on raw material sources of uranium the Southern Interstate Nuclear Board has catalogued all known occurrences of uranium and some references to thorium in a 17-state area (P1. 1). These occurrences have been evaluated as potential sources of uranium by the State Geological Surveys and the consultant group of SINB. Favorability guides have been applied to the known occurrences and recommendations have been made for future action by the states involved, federal agencies, or by industry. State recommendations are included in state-by-state summaries. The state reports were written either by personnel of the State Geological Surveys or were abstracted from State geological survey data by members of the consultant group...The purpose of this study was to compile information on and systematically assess uranium and other radioactive occurrences in the region. The SINB undertook the project because of its statutory, interstate capability as an extension of government in each of the 17 states, an arrangement that lends itself effectively to this cooperative undertaking.
Date: November 1970
Creator: Southern Interstate Nuclear Board
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Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1941-42

Description: Preface: The author of this paper gives a thorough description of a complex of very unusual igneous rocks and associated hydrothermal deposits.
Date: 1942
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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