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Reuse and Subsurface Injection of Municipal Sewage Effluent: Two Case Histories

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing sewage disposal and reuse. As stated in the introduction, "this paper describes the renovation of municipal sewage water for industrial use, and the use of subsurface waste disposal by an industrial complex and by a city" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1971
Creator: Donaldson, Erle C. & Bayazeed, Abdo F.

Review of Literature on Dusts

Description: From Introduction: "Problems connected with incidence, effects, determination, and control of dusts are still much before the public, although more information is available to the layman than when Bulletin 400, of which this publication is a revision, was issued in 1937. This revision includes data that have accumulated since 1937 and some that appeared previous thereto but were not available to the authors at that time."
Date: 1950
Creator: Forbes, J. J.; Davenport, Sara J. & Morgis, Genevieve

Review of Literature on Effects of Breathing Dusts with Special Reference to Silicosis

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin is an attempt to assemble information in convenient form on effects of breathing dusts, largely in the mining and allied industries. The literature on this subject is so extensive that no attempt has been made to include all published material or all types of dust disease but only to assemble some of the more outstanding data on several aspects of the subject, especially with reference to silicosis."
Date: 1937
Creator: Harrington, D. & Davenport, Sara J.

Ringelmann Smoke Chart: Revision of I. C. 6888

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the Ringelmann Smoke Chart. As stated in the summary, "the Ringelmann Smoke Chart fulfills an important need in smoke abatement work and certain problems in the combustion of fuels. A knowledge of its history and methods of preparation is, therefore, of interest to many" (p. 1). This report tables, and an illustration.
Date: August 1955
Creator: Kudlich, Rudolf H. & Burdick, L. R.

Ringelmann Smoke Chart: Revision of IC 7718

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the Ringelmann smoke chart. This report serves as a revision to a previous report covering the Ringelmann chart. As stated in the abstract, "since instructions on its use are not shown on the recent edition of the chart, those included in this revision of the previous Bureau of Mines publication now are necessary complement to the chart. More detail regarding the use of the chart is included than was given in the earlier version" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1967
Creator: Bureau of Mines Staff

Rock Bursts in the Lake Superior Copper Mines, Keweenaw Point, Michigan

Description: From Introduction: "The effect of rock pressure may be general and continuous disintegration and reduction in size of pillars of ore and rock left for the support of the workings, resulting in the collapse of hanging wall and the closing of stopes, drifts, and shafts, or the action may be sudden and violent and aside from seriously affecting the workings may present a real hazard to the operation of mines. The object in the preparation of this report is to add to the accumulated information and from the facts presented to make suggestions for protective measures to be taken when possible."
Date: 1929
Creator: Crane, W. R.

Rock Quarrying for Cement Manufacture

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over rock quarries in the United States. As stated in the introduction, "the bulk of the report deals with quarrying methods and equipment, and gives special attention to drilling and blasting; a chapter on rock mining and one on prospecting are included" (p. 1). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: June 1918
Creator: Bowles, Oliver

Rock-Strata Gases of the Cripple Creek District, Colorado and Their Effect on Mining

Description: From Introduction: "The presence in the Cripple Creek district, Colo., of irrespirable gas or gases, generally known to consist mainly of nitrogen and carbon dioxide, has been recognized by members of the mining industry in that region almost since underground mining was begun there; the occurrence origin, and possible control of these gases have been discussed in several articles cited at various places in this report. Similar gases have also been studied in other metal-mining districts, as later discussed."
Date: 1930
Creator: Denney, E. H.; Marshall, K. L.; Fieldner, A. C.; Emery, A. H.; Yant, W. P. & Selvig, W. A.

Rubber-Sheathed Trailing Cables

Description: From Introduction: "This paper records activities of the United States Bureau of Mines covering several years and reflects its endeavor to be of service to the coal-mining industry in procuring safer trailing cables for use on permissible machines."
Date: 1932
Creator: Ilsley, L. C.; Hooker, A. B. & Coggeshall, E. J.

Safety and Performance Characteristics of Liquid-Oxygen Explosives

Description: From Scope of Report: "This bulletin is confined chiefly to a discussion of tunnels and adits for mining purposes, such as drainage, transportation, or development, but it also discusses those used to carry water for power, irrigation, or domestic use, in which the essential features are practically identical with mine tunnels."
Date: 1949
Creator: Tournay, W. E.; Bower, F. M. & Brown, F. W.

Safety at Gas-Processing Plants

Description: From Summary and introduction: "This report presents up-to-date information on design, construction, operation, and maintenance of natural gasoline and gas-processing plants, with particular emphasis on procedures and practices that will promote maximum safety for workers in such installations."
Date: 1960
Creator: Kintz, G. M. & Hill, Frances C.

Safety Cars of the United States Bureau of Mines

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the mine stations and safety cars used to reach miners in distress. As stated in the report, "the purpose, equipment, personnel, and construction of its safety cars" is presented. This report includes an illustration, and a map.
Date: March 1931
Creator: Forbes, J. J. & Ankeny, M. J.

Safety Factors in Construction and Ventilation, Wawona Vehicular Tunnel, Yosemite National Park, California

Description: 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.
Date: 1940
Creator: Ash, S. H.

Safety in Coal Mining: A Handbook

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing safety measures adopted by mining operations in the United States. As stated in the introduction, "this report deals solely with accidents in coal mines and with the means of prevention that have been determined and officially approved by the bureau" (p. 2). This report includes tables.
Date: 1928
Creator: Rice, George S.

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.

Safety Practices in Dredging and Hydraulic Mining

Description: From Scope of Report: "This paper is based upon the observations made and the records received while dredging and hydraulic-mining operations were visited in Alaska during 1946 and in California during 1946 and 1947. Data from 30 active dredging operations and 34 active hydraulic operations are incorporated in this paper."
Date: 1948
Creator: Fatzinger, R. W.