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The Vapor Pressure of Arsenic Trioxide
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over investigations of vapor pressure. The methods and equipment used for the investigations are presented. The results are discussed. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Gas Masks for Gases Met in Fighting Fires
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.
Experiments with Furnaces for a Hand-Fired Return Tubular Boiler
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over tests conducted on hand-fired boiler furnaces. Testing equipment, fuel, and results of the experiments are presented. This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Traps for Saving Gas at Oil Wells
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the use of gas traps at oil wells. Different types of traps are presented and discussed. This paper includes photographs, and illustrations.
Utilization of Manganiferous Iron Ores
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the use of manganese with iron ore. Different uses of the ore are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, photographs, and illustrations.
Saving Coal in Steam Power Plants
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on steam power plants. The comparison of using purchased power versus using power from a private plant is discussed. This paper includes illustrations.
Safety Factors in Construction and Ventilation, Wawona Vehicular Tunnel, Yosemite National Park, California
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the safety and ventilation hazards presented during the construction of the Wawona tunnel in Yosemite National Park. Safety precautions and procedures used during the construction are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Correlation Index to Aid in Interpreting Crude-Oil Analyses
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the correlation index used for analyses of crude oils. The correlation index is presented and described in detail. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Tabulated Analyses of Texas Crude Oils
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing analyses of Texas crude oils. As stated in the introduction, "this paper makes available in condensed tabular form under one cover all analyses of Texas crude oils made by the Bureau of Mines to March 1939" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and a map.
Waste of Oil and Gas in the Mid-Continent Fields
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies of waste in oil and gas fields in the mid-continent area. As stated in the introduction, this report "describes the general amounts and kinds of waste, and attempts to show the importance of conserving these natural resources" (p. 5). This paper includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Natural Gas Manual for the Home
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing a manual written for individuals who use natural gas in the home. As stated in the introduction, "its purpose is to tell about the supply, production, and distribution of natural gas, so that the necessity for preventing waste will be better understood" (p. 1). This report includes a map, illustrations, and photographs.
Mechanical Equipment Used in the Drilling and Production of Oils and Gas Wells in the Oklahoma City Field
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the mechanical equipment used in oil and gas wells of the Oklahoma City field. As stated in the introduction, "this paper presents the results of a study devoted chiefly to new equipment that has been developed to meet the requirements of drilling and producing operations in the Oklahoma City field and that has been accepted by drilling contractors and operators" (p. 1). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Silicosis and Tuberculosis Among Miners of the Tri-State District of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri--[Part] 1: For the Year Ended June 30, 1928
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the occurrence of tuberculosis and silicosis among mine workers of the Tri-State district including Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Past history of the diseases are presented, as well as the standard means of examination of miners. This report includes a map, tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Physical and Chemical Properties of Gasolines Sold Throughout the United States During the Calendar Year 1915
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the properties of gasoline sold during the year of 1915 in the U.S. The physical and chemical properties of the samples collected are discussed. This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Construction and Operation of a Single-Tube Cracking Furnace for Making Gasoline
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the construction of cracking furnaces for gasoline production. Descriptions of the equipment used for construction are presented and discussed. This paper includes photographs.
Motor Gasoline Properties, Laboratory Methods of Testing, and Practical Specifications
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on motor gasoline. The methods, properties, and results of the studies are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables and an illustration.
Phenomena in the Ignition of Firedamp by Explosives: Part 1.- Particles from the Detonation
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the ignition of firedamp by coal-mining explosives. Experiments conducted to study the ignition of these particles are described. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
A Study of a Solvent Analytical Separation of Waxes from Petroleum and its Lubricating Fractions
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing studies conducted on the wax byproducts of crude petroleum. As stated in the scope of report, "this report discusses the principal methods given in the literature for the quantitative determination of wax in petroleum and its fractions by the use of selective solvents" (p. 3). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Ball-Mill Grinding
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the ball-mill grinding technique. Different methods of mill grinding are presented and compared with ball-mill grinding. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Analyses of Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas Coals
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the lignite and bituminous coal fields of Michigan, Texas, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Analyses of the varying regional coal fields are presented. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Minable Reserves, Petrography, Chemical Characteristics, and Washability Tests of Coal Occurring in the Coos Bay Coal Field, Coos County, Oregon
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the coal reserves of Coos County, Oregon. Investigations conducted on the minable coal reserves are presented in detail. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
A Method of Resolving Oil-Field-Waste Emulsions
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the recovery of waste emulsions in crude-oil storage tanks. As stated in the introduction, this study was undertaken to find a method of recovering a valuable oil from pit-waste emulsion" (p. 2). Detailed recovery methods are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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
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.
Analyses of Kentucky Coals
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing analyses of the Eastern and Western coal fields in Kentucky. The two coal fields are described in detail. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Underground Wastes in Oil and Gas Fields and Methods of Prevention
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the underground wastes of oil and gas in drilling fields. As stated in the introduction, "the writers have endeavored to establish the manner and importance of underground waste by citing a few cases and to show the means whereby it can be prevented" (p. 5). This paper includes illustrations.
Measuring the Variation of Ground Resistivity with a Megger
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over tests conducted on ground resistivity with a megger. The results of the tests are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Differential Thermal Analysis: Its Application to Clays and Other Aluminous Minerals
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing thermal analysis of clays and aluminous minerals. As stated in the introduction, "the applications and limitations of this method to the study of various clays, bauxites, and aluminous minerals will be discussed in this paper" (p. 1). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
The Coal Industry of Brazil: Part 1. General Economy, Production, and Marketing
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the Brazilian coal industry. Location details and their production levels are presented. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Reserves, Bed Characteristics, and Coking Properties of the Willow Creek Coal Bed, Kemmerer District, Lincoln County, Wyoming
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the coal reserves and coking properties of the Willow Creek bed in Lincoln County, Wyoming. Analyses of the coal bed are presented in detail. This report includes tables, illustrations, photographs, and a map.
Analyses of Pennsylvania Anthracitic Coals
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania. History, geology, and mining methods of the anthracite fields are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and maps.
Leaching Nonsulphide Copper Ores with Sulphur Dioxide
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the sulfurous acid leaching of the Southwest experiment station. Operations and analyses of the experiment station are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Graphical Terrane Correction for Gravity Gradient
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.
A Convenient Multiple-Unit Calorimeter Installation
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the installation of a multiple-unit calorimeter. Operating instructions, and methods are presented in detail. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Mining Practices and Safety at the Lava Cap Gold Mining Corporation Mines, Nevada City-Grass Valley District, California
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing mining safety in the Grass Valley mining district. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this paper is not to present an outstanding safety record but to show that gold mining can be pursued with the same degree of safety and improvement as any other industry, if and when the management recognizes that it can and must be done" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Graphic Studies of Ultimate Analyses of Coals
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies of analyses of coals. The results are discussed and presented on various diagrams. This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Recovery of Gasoline from Uncondensed Still Vapors
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing fuel recovery from uncondensed vapors. As stated in the introduction, "this paper aims to show the possibility of increasing the gasoline yield from the crude by the recovery of considerable gasoline that is now lost by remaining uncondensed" (p. 1). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Analyses of Washington Coals: Supplement to Technical Paper 491
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the technological advances made in the mining industry between 1931 and 1941. Mechanized methods for mining operations are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and a map.
Methods of Preventing and Limiting Explosions in Coal Mines
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over safety prevention in coal mines. Preventing mine explosions is emphasized. Methods used in mine safety are discussed. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Explosion Hazards in Storage-Battery Rooms
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the safety and explosion hazards present in storage-battery rooms. Descriptions of storage-battery rooms and methods of ventilation are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Metal-Mine Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1914
Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines covering accidents that happened in metal mines located in the Untied States including statistics for injuries, fatalities, kinds and causes of accidents, and operational data, such as number of mine workers and shifts worked. This report includes tables and illustrations.
Analyses of Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon Coals
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over analyses of coals from many western states. The characteristics of the coals found in each state are discussed in detail. This paper includes tables, and maps.
Exploration, Reserves, Bed Characteristics and Strip-Mining Possibilities of a Lignite Deposit Near Toledo, Lewis County, Washington
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing exploration of Lewis County lignite deposits in Washington. History, development, and drilling methods are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Collecting and Examining Subsurface Samples of Petroleum
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing subsurface samples of petroleum. As stated in the scope of report, "the Bureau of Mines has developed special equipment and procedures for obtaining samples of petroleum under pressure from the bottom of wells and for examining these samples in the laboratory" (p. 4). This report includes tables, illustrations, and a photograph.
Reserves, Petrographic and Chemical Characteristics, and Carbonizing, Properties of Coal Occurring South of Dry Fork of Minnesota Creek, Gunnison County, Near Paonia, Colorado, and the Geology of the Area
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the geology, chemical, and carbonizing properties of Gunnison County coal reserves in Colorado. Results and analyses of the investigations conducted on the coal reserves are presented in detail. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Preparation Characteristics of Illinois Coals
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the mechanical coal-preparation characteristics. As stated in the introduction, "this second publication reports the washability and screen analyses of the important Illinois coal beds, showing the quality of product that would result when the raw coal is subjected to preparatory treatment" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Safe Mechanical Equipment for Use in Shaft Sinking
Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over shaft sinking safety. Safe mechanical equipment and procedures are discussed. This paper includes illustrations.
Thermodynamic Properties of Oxygen and Nitrogen
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the thermodynamics of oxygen and nitrogen. Properties of these elements and methods of estimating thermodynamic data are presented. This report includes tables.
Water Pools in Pennsylvania Anthracite Mines
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing water pools that accumulate in Pennsylvania anthracite mines. Factors that lead to underground water pools, and methods for water drainage are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Design of Injectors for Low-Pressure Air Flow
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the design of low-pressure injectors. As stated in the scope of paper, "this paper purposes to present and discuss methods of designing injectors for low-pressure air flow according to Professor Week's theory, with special reference to their use in mine and tunnel ventilation" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Analyses of Alaska Coals
Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the coal fields of Alaska. Analyses of the Alaskan coal fields are presented in detail. This report includes tables, and a map.