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Drilling and Blasting in Metal-Mine Drifts and Crosscuts

Description: From Introduction: "This report shows the results obtained and conclusions drawn from observing the blasting of 108 rounds at 13 mines in six different States. Kinds of rock drills, drill steel, and forms of drill bits are not considered."
Date: 1929
Creator: Gardner, E. D.
Item Type: Report

Drilling and Blasting in Open-Cut Copper Mines

Description: From Introduction: "The drilling and blasting practices described in this bulletin are chiefly those in use at the time of these visits. Information, obtained by correspondence, on recent changes at certain mines is also included. The bulletin is confined to descriptions and comparisons of drilling and blasting methods at the six open-cut mines."
Date: 1927
Creator: Gardner, E. D.
Item Type: Report

Drilling and Dustiness of Metal-Mine Air

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the air quality in metal-mines after using wet drills. Dust samples are collected and compared to samples collected from similar metal-mines in South Africa and Australia. This report includes tables.
Date: March 1922
Creator: Harrington, D.
Item Type: Report

Dust Respirators: Their Construction and Filtering Efficiency

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies on dust respirators. The development and efficiency of the respirators are discussed. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1926
Creator: Katz, Sidney H.; Smith, G. W. & Meiter, E. G.
Item Type: Report

Educational Agencies in Mining Communities

Description: Report on the importance of industrial education in the mining sector. It explains general education and facilities for specialized education for proficiency in a given field.
Date: April 1920
Creator: Read, T. T.
Item Type: Report

Electric Brass Furnace Practice

Description: Report discussing 1) the pertinent information available on what electric furnaces can do to assist prospective users in selecting a furnace that fits their requirements and 2) the gradual evolution of the present commercial types of electric furnaces. Also discusses some of the fundamental principles in the design, construction, and operation of electric furnaces.
Date: July 1922
Creator: Gillett, H. W. & Mack, E. L.
Item Type: Report

Electric Brass Furnace Practice

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the use of electric furnaces for melting brass, and other nonferrous alloys. Monetary benefits, health benefits, and other advantages of using electric furnaces are presented. Descriptions of furnaces and their operational methods are also presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1922
Creator: Gillett, H. W. & Mack, E. L.
Item Type: Report

Electric Shot-Firing in Mines, Quarries, and Tunnels

Description: From Introduction: "Data collected by the Bureau of Mines indicate the United States a large percentage of the blasting in quarries, shafts, and tunnels, and from 15 to 25 percent of the blasts in mining operations, are set off electrically. The Bureau of Mines is interested in electric shot-firing because of its use in mining, and especially because electric methods, when properly applied, are undoubtedly safer than other methods commonly used."
Date: 1926
Creator: Ilsley, L. C. & Hooker, A. B.
Item Type: Report

The Electrothermic Metallurgy of Zinc

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the electrothermic metallurgy and smelting of zinc. Different smelting methods, processes, and equipment are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 1923
Creator: O'Harra, B. Marvel
Item Type: Report

Estimation of Underground Oil Reserves by Oil-Well Production Curves

Description: From Scope of Bulletin: "This bulletin reviews, in the light of the recent experience, the use of production-decline curves in estimating the future production of oil from wells. The bulletin does not deal with costs, oil prices, or the methods of evaluating oil properties."
Date: 1924
Creator: Cutler, Willard W., Jr.
Item Type: Report

Evaporation Loss of Petroleum in the Mid-Continent Field

Description: From Introduction: "The results of the investigation, as presented in this report, indicate that loses from evaporation are so large that they should receive serious consideration at once by the industry, which should make every endeavor to reduce them to a minimum."
Date: 1922
Creator: Wiggins, J. H.
Item Type: Report

Experimental Production of Alloy Steels

Description: From Introduction and Reason For Undertaking the Work: "The Bureau of Mines has recently made up experimental heats of alloy steels for the Army and Navy. The Bureau of Mines has analyzed the Army steels for its own guidance only, for analysis of the steels for the arsenal was also scheduled to be made by the arsenal, though it was not, as it happened."
Date: 1922
Creator: Gillett, H. W. & Mack, E. L.
Item Type: Report

Experiments in the Use of Back Pressures on Oil Wells

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over experiments conducted on the back pressure of oil wells. The results of the experiments are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: September 1924
Creator: Swigart, T. E. & Bopp, C. R.
Item Type: Report

Experiments in Underground Communication Through Earth Strata

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies in mine safety and communication. The methods and equipment used in the studies are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1928
Creator: Ilsley, L. C.; Freeman, H. B. & Zellers, D. H.
Item Type: Report

Explosion Hazards From the Use of Pulverized Coal at Industrial Plants

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin, therefore, presents both bad and the good features of pulverized-coal plants and gives recommendations for safe installation and operation. Consequently, in the preparation of this bulletin much of the material on explosions in plants is based on the results of tests at the experimental mine and in the laboratory dust gallery."
Date: 1925
Creator: Tracy, L. D.
Item Type: Report

Explosives: Their Materials, Constitution, and Analysis

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on types of explosives. Properties, materials, and methods of different explosives are discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: January 1923
Creator: Taylor, Carl A. & Rinkenbach, William Henry
Item Type: Report

Extinguishing and Preventing Oil and Gas Fires

Description: From Introduction: " As the subject of oil and gas is necessarily broad, no attempt is made in this bulletin to treat it exhaustively; rather the bulletin aims to point out what has been done by operators in the past, and to describe various fire-prevention methods and fire-fighting apparatus which are being used or adopted by many of the larger oil companies. These methods and apparatus, it is believed, if universally employed by operators, will largely decrease the present enormous annual losses."
Date: 1920
Creator: Bowie, C. P.
Item Type: Report

Factors Governing the Entry of Solutions into Ores During Leaching

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies on the leaching of copper-bearing ores. As stated in the introduction, the "penetration of the leaching medium into the body of the ore particles" (p. 1) is discussed. This paper includes tables, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: 1929
Creator: Sullivan, John D.; Keck, Walter E. & Oldright, George L.
Item Type: Report

The Ferric Sulphate-Sulphuric Acid Process: With a Chapter on Producing Small Bubbles of Gas in Liquids by Submerged Orifices

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the ferric sulphate-sulphuric acid process. As stated in the introduction, "the work reported here comprises merely a study of the chemistry of the process and the mechanical conditions that would have to be observed in practice" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1927
Creator: Ralston, Oliver C. & Maier, Chas. G.
Item Type: Report

Fifty-Nine Coal-Mine Fires: How They Were Fought and What They Teach

Description: Introduction: "This bulletin abstracts and reviews essential details of reports on 59 fires in different coal mines in the United States, describes the circumstances of origin and the methods of controlling or extinguishing the fires, and points out the lessons taught."
Date: 1927
Creator: Rice, George S.; Paul, J. W. & von Bernewitz, M. W.
Item Type: Report