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Carbon Dioxide Content of Mine-Fire Atmospheres as an Aid when Fighting Metal-Mine Fires

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mine fires, and methods for controlling and extinguishing them. As stated in the purpose, "the purpose of this report is to show briefly how to utilize the trend of the carbon dioxide content of the mine-fire atmospheres to fight metal-mine fires" (p. 4). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: December 1950
Creator: Ash, S. H.

Mining Methods and Practices at the Iron King Mine, Shattuck-Denn Mining Corporation, Yavapai County, Arizona

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mining methods in Arizona mines. As stated in the introduction, "this paper describes mining operations at the Iron King mine of the Shattuck-Denn Mining Corp. in Yavapai County, Ariz." (p. 2). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: January 1950
Creator: Kumke, Charles A. & Mille, H. F.

Reconnaissance of Metal Mining in the San Juan Region: Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel Counties, Colorado

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing metal mines in Colorado. As stated in the summary, "this paper describes the mineral deposits and discusses mining and milling methods and related operating conditions in an important gold, silver, lead, and zinc producing area in Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel Counties, Colo., embracing 250 square miles" (p. 5). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: March 1950
Creator: King, William H. & Allsman, Paul T.

Extinguishing Fire with Carbon Dioxide in the Valier Mine, Valier Coal Company, Valier, Franklin County, Illinois

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mining fires, and the use of carbon dioxide as fire control. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this circular is to describe the sealing off of a mine fire and subsequent use of carbon dioxide gas to extinguish it" (p. 2). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: April 1950
Creator: Westfield, James; Brumbaugh, H. C. & Whittaker, R. W.

Safety in the Mining Industry

Description: Report discussing mines accidents in the United States, their causes, and the progress that has been made over a period of many years to improve safety practices in the mining industry. Although mining accidents occur in the United States with greater frequency than in several European nations, the positive effects of new mining methods, mechanization, and others advances in mining are reflected in the statistics.
Date: 1950
Creator: Harrington, D.; East, J. H., Jr. & Warncke, R. G.

Carbonizing Properties: West Virginia Coals from the Eagle, Number 2 Gas, Pocahontas Number 3, and Pocahontas Number 4 Beds

Description: From Introduction and Summary: "This paper gives results of an investigation of the composition and carbonizing properties of coals from Pocahontas No.3 bed, Lake superior No.4 mine, McDowell County, W.Va.; Eagle bed, Cannelton No.3 mine, Fayette County, W.Va; and No.2 Gas bed, Cannelton No.100 mine, Kanawha County, W. Va."
Date: 1950
Creator: Davis, J. D.; Reynolds, D. A.; Brewer, R. E.; Ode, W. H.; Naugle, B. W.; Wolfson, D. E. et al.

Inundated Anthracite Reserves: Eastern Middle Field of Pennsylvania

Description: From Scope of Report: "In this report one major unwatering project was developed. Three pools that inundate considerable tonnages of anthracite reserves are close enough together to be unwatered by some centralized system. Three alternative plans were studied to estimate the cost of each."
Date: 1950
Creator: Ash, S. H. (Simon Harry), b. 1889; Kynor, H. D.; Fatzinger, R. W.; Davies, B. S. & Gilbert, J. C.

Bibliography of Pressure Hydrogenation (In Three Parts): [Part] 1. Review and Compilation of the Literature on Pressure Hydrogenation of Liquid and Solid Carbonaceous Materials

Description: From Introduction: This review contains abstracts of the technical literature and patents dealing material application of the Bergius and related processes for the hydrogenation, under greater than atmospheric pressures, of liquid and solid carbonaceous materials such as coal, lignite, their distillation and extraction products, pitches and tars, and petroleum and its distillation residues."
Date: 1950
Creator: Wiley, J. L. & Anderson, H. C.

Characterization of Tar Acids from Coal-Hydrogenation Oils

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this investigation was to separate and identify as many of the principal phenolic compounds produced by the mild hydrogenation of Pittsburgh-bed (Bruceton) coal as possible and to determine with the greatest possible accuracy the proportions in which they are present."
Date: 1950
Creator: Woolfolk, E. O.; Golumbic, C.; Friedel, R. A.; Orchin, Milton & Storch, H. H.

The Isosynthesis

Description: From Preface: "The paper contains data on the development of the catalyst for the isosynthesis, on the effect of temperature and pressure of operation, and on the composition of the products of the reaction. In the last section, experimental evidence and speculations concerning the mechanisms of the isosynthesis are discussed."
Date: 1950
Creator: Pichler, Helmut & Ziesecke, Karl-Heinz

Information on the Prevention of Quarry Accidents

Description: From Introduction: "The primary objective of this paper is to discuss the hazards and furnish a list of recommendations for the safe operation of the quarries and related works. The second objective is to describe and illustrate safety devices, practices, and quarrying methods."
Date: 1950
Creator: Harrington, D.; Worcester, A. W. & East, J. H., Jr.

Comparison of BM-AGA and Slot-Oven Experimental Methods of Carbonization, with Results for Eleven Coals

Description: From Introduction and Summary: "However, with the completion and satisfactory performance of an experimental vertical slot oven of 500-pound capacity at the University of Illinois Geological Survey Laboratory, the opportunity to directly compare BM-AGA coke with coke made by two-sided heating became available and the necessary test apparatus was installed. This report compares the results obtained by the two methods."
Date: 1950
Creator: Davis, J. D.; Reynolds, D. A.; Wolfson, D. E. & Birge, G. W.

Contributions to the Data on Theoretical Metallurgy: [Part] 11. Entropies of Inorganic Substances: Revision (1948) of Data and Methods of Calculation

Description: From Introduction: "The present bulletin also contains all the pertinent explanatory matter that appeared in its predecessors. Thus, it retains the same dual purpose of assembling the available values of the entropies at 298.16 degrees K of the elements and inorganic compounds and giving enough explanation of methods of calculating entropies to make the results comprehensible."
Date: 1950
Creator: Kelley, K. K.

Preparation Characteristics of Some Coals Available for the Synthetic Liquid Fuels Industry

Description: From Introduction: "The first major assignment was the sampling and testing of a series of typical American coals deemed to be suitable for hydrogenation based on early research work conducted by the Bureau of Mines. The first series of tests has been completed and is reported in this paper."
Date: 1950
Creator: Fraser, Thomas; Crentz, William L. & Barrett, Orrin T.