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Mineral Industries Survey of the United States, California: Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, Mother Lode District (South). Mines of the Southern Mother Lode Region, Part 2 -- Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over mining operations in the southern Mother Lode Region of California. A review of this area is presented, and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1940
Creator: Julihn, C. E. & Horton, F. W.
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Clay in Petroleum-Reservoir Rocks: Its effect on Permeability, with Particular Reference to Tejon-Grapevine Area, Kern County, California

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on clays of petroleum-reservoir rocks in Kern County, California. The effects of water sensitivity of clays are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1959
Creator: Morris, Frank C.; Aune, Quinton A. & Gates, George Laurence
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Evaluation of a California Bentonitic Clay for Use in Oil-Well Drilling Muds

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the bentonite deposits of San Benito County, California. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of the study was to learn if these large deposits contain bentonite of sufficient quality and quantity to be of economic value as an oil-well drilling mud additive" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1959
Creator: Aune, Quinton A.; Caraway, W. Hodge; Morris, Frank C. & Gates, George Laurence
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Investigation of the Black Wonder Manganese Deposits, Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties, California

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over manganese deposits of Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties. As stated in the introduction, "the geology is outlined, ore deposits are described and work performed by the Bureau of Mines is covered in detail and supplemented by assay maps and figures" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: September 1956
Creator: Volin, M. E.; Matson, E. J. & Trengove, R. R.
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Reverse Osmosis for Water Desalination

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline Water over studies conducted on the reverse-osmosis program. The methods of desalination through osmosis are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 22, 1964
Creator: Lonsdale, H. K.; Merten, U.; Riley, R. L.; Vos, K. D. & Westmoreland, J. C.
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Plastic Magnesia

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the production methods and uses of plastic magnesia. Methods, properties, and uses of plastic magnesia are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1925
Creator: Ralston, Oliver C.; Pike, Robert D. & Duschak, Lionel H.
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Survey of Tin in California

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on a survey of tin deposits in California. A focus on tin deposits in Kern and San Bernardino Counties are presented. The report includes two maps.
Date: April 1946
Creator: Bedford, Robert H. & Johnson, F. T.
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