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Oil-Shale: An Historical, Technical, and Economic Study

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing studies conducted on the development of the oil-shale industry from a historical, technical, and economic perspective. Results of the studies are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: July 1922
Creator: Gavin, Martin J.
Item Type: Report

Analyses of Virginia Coals

Description: Report containing several articles discussing coal in the state of Virginia. These articles cover geographic deposition of coal, coal production, mining methods, and analyses of coal samples. Index begins on page 71.
Date: 1926
Creator: Eby, J. Brian, (James Brian), 1896-; Campbell, Marius Robinson, 1858-1940; Paul, J. W.; Fieldner, Arno Carl, 1881-1966; Cooper, Harry Mac, 1882-; Osgood, F. D., 1888-1935 et al.
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

What is Known about the Effect of Smoke on Health

Description: From title page: "For some years the Bureau of Mines, in connection with its investigations relating to efficiency in the combustion of fuels, as been engaged in a study of smoke prevention. Popular support for such work is usually based upon the injurious effects of smoke on the human ssytem, and this paper is published as a contribution to the literature dealing with that subject."
Date: December 7, 1926
Creator: White, William Charles
Item Type: Report

The Bowie-Gavin Process: Its Application to the Cracking of Tars and Heavy Oils, Also to the Recovery of Oil from Oil-Soaked Sands or Shales, or from Oil Shales

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the Bowie-Gavin process. As stated in the introduction, "this paper describes a process and an apparatus designed to recover oil from such deposits" (p. 1). The results of experiments conducted using this process are discussed. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1926
Creator: Bowie, C. P.
Item Type: Report

Graphical Terrane Correction for Gravity Gradient

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over formula corrections to make up for gravity gradients. The new formulas are presented and discussed in detail. This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1929
Creator: Barton, Donald C.
Item Type: Report

Flow of Gases Through Beds of Broken Solids

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the effects of vapor flow through beds of broken solids. Methods and results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1929
Creator: Furnas, C. C.
Item Type: Report

Formulas, Tables and Curves for Computing the Mutual Inductance of Two Coaxial Circles

Description: Scientific paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over the mutual inductance of two coaxial circles. As stated in the abstract, "a number of examples are given to show the methods of computation by the different formulas, tables, and charts" (p. 541). This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: August 5, 1924
Creator: Curtis, Harvey L. & Sparks, C. Matilda
Item Type: Report

Gas Masks for Gasoline and Petroleum Vapors

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over gas masks developed for gasoline and petroleum vapors. Descriptions of different types of gas masks developed are presented. This paper includes tables, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: August 1924
Creator: Katz, Sidney H. & Bloomfield, J. J.
Item Type: Report

Gas Masks for Gases Met in Fighting Fires

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the development of gas masks designed for fighting fires. The characteristics of the different types of masks in development are presented. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: August 1921
Creator: Fieldner, Arno Carl; Katz, Sidney H. & Kinney, Selwyne P.
Item Type: Report

Geophysical Prospecting: Some Electrical Methods

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over experiments in electrical methods. The methods and equipment used are presented and described. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1928
Creator: Eve, A. S. & Keys, D. A.
Item Type: Report

Change Houses in the Lake Superior Region

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over change and wash houses in the Lake Superior area. As stated in the introduction, "this paper, with a few exceptions, presents data acquired in a survey, made by the author, of change houses in the Lake Superior region. All buildings, equipment, and practices were studied with regard for the health and welfare of the miner" (p. 1). This paper includes tables, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: September 1923
Creator: Kindall, Cleve Edwin
Item Type: Report