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Directions for Sampling Coal for Shipment or Delivery

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines with instructions for coal sampling for shipment. As stated in the introduction, "this paper deals with the sampling of coal after it has been mined" (p. 5). This paper includes illustrations.
Date: June 1917
Creator: Pope, George S.
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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.
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The Ashland Coal Field, Rosebud, Powder River, and Custer Counties, Montana

Description: From introduction: The detailed information concerning the coal deposits of the Ashland field set forth in this report has been obtained in the course of an investigation that has been conducted both as a part of the United States Geological Survey's general systematic study of western coal lands and as an aid in the administration of the public lands. With the information obtained on the location of outcrops, the number, distribution, and thickness of coal beds, the accessibility of the coal, and the thickness of the overburden, the public lands of the region are classified as to their coal value; coal-bearing lands are differentiated from noncoal-bearing lands; and the administration of the coal-land leasing law is facilitated.
Date: 1932
Creator: Bass, N. Wood
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. and World Coal Production, Federal Taxes, and Incentives

Description: This report serves as a primer on U.S. and world coal resources and production and highlights some of the congressional interest related to coal production on U.S. federal lands. The report primarily describes the past 10 years of coal activity but also includes a discussion of future coal production projections and federal coal incentives, many of which do not expire.
Date: March 14, 2013
Creator: Humphries, Marc & Sherlock, Molly F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Estimate of Known Recoverable Reserves and the Preparation and Carbonizing Properties of Coking Coal in Anderson County, Tennessee

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over investigations of coking coal reserves of Anderson County, Tennessee. Testing to determine suitability for producing metallurgical coke is also presented. This report includes tables, maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: December 1955
Creator: Williams, Lloyd; James, Curtis; Gandrud, B. W. & Reynolds, D. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Subbituminous-Coal Beds Near Houston, Westward Extremity of Matanuska Coalfield, Alaska

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over a study conducted on the Houston coal mine. Descriptions of the location, geology, and production of the coal mine are presented. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: August 1957
Creator: May, R. R. & Warfield, R. S.
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Preparation Characteristics of Pennsylvania Anthracite from the Bottom Red Ash Bed, Northern Field

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines on the anthracite coal in the Bottom Red Ash Bed in Pennsylvania. The coal samples were analyzed for thickness and geologic structure. The amount of recoverable coal was also estimated. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: July 1967
Creator: Sanner, William S.
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Size Consist, Chemical Analysis, and Physical Properties of 2-1/2-Inch Subbituminous Slack from the Denver, Colorado Region

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on sub-bituminous slack from Denver, Colorado. The characteristics and properties of 2-1/2 inch slack samples are listed. This report includes tables, graphs, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: August 1942
Creator: Parry, V. F. & Landers, W. S.
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Special Equipment in the Coal-Hydrogenation Demonstration Plant

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the equipment used in coal hydrogenation demonstration plants. Detailed descriptions of the equipment and machinery are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: January 1950
Creator: Markovits, J. A.; Braun, K. C.; Donovan, J. T. & Sandaker, J. H.
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Estimate of Known Recoverable Reserves and Preparation Characteristics of Coking Coal in Van Buren County, Tennessee

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over investigations of Coking Coal reserves of Van Buren County, Tennessee. Testing to determine suitability for producing metallurgical coke is also presented. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: March 1956
Creator: Hershey, Robert E.; Williams, Lloyd; Crentz, William L. & Miller, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurement and Significance of the Flow Properties of Coal-Ash Slag

Description: From introduction: "This bulletin consolidates the essential features of all research reports published by the Bureau of Mines on the flow properties of coal-ash slag, with particular emphasis on both the experimental procedures and employed and the interpretation of the experimental results."
Date: unknown
Creator: Corey, Richard C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Methods of Analyzing Coal and Coke

Description: From Introduction: "The Bureau of Mines has received many requests for information concerning the methods its laboratories use for analyzing coal and coke and determining their heating value."
Date: 1951
Creator: Fieldner, A. C. & Selvig, W. A.
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Analyses of Coals in the United States with Descriptions of Mine and Field Samples Collected between July 1, 1904 and June 30, 1910: Part 1. -- Analyses

Description: From Significance and value of Analyses of Coal: "The analyses published in this report cover samples of coal collected in many different parts of the country with unusual care by experiences men, in such manner as to make them representative of extensive beds of coal."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.
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Coal Composition, Coal Plasticity, and Coke Strength

Description: From Abstract: "Results of linear correlations of two to four variables by the least-squares method are presented. The variables includes 63 parameters representing coal composition, coal plasticity, and coke strength. The composition parameters are based on chemical analyses; the plasticity parameters, on three plastometer and dilatometer tests and four miscellaneous tests; and cok-strength parameters, on three ASTM indices."
Date: unknown
Creator: Wu, W. R. K. & Frederic, W. H.
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Determination of Phenols in Coal Tars and Hydroxyl Groups in Coal by Forming Trimethylsilyl Ethers

Description: From Introduction: "This report reviews related previous work and describes studies by the Bureau of Mines on (1) the development of new methods for analyzing phenols, (2) the development of a specific method for the determination of phenolic hydoxyl groups in coal, and (3) the preparation and properties of trimethylsiyl derivatives of individual phenols."
Date: 1963
Creator: Friedman, Sidney; Zahn, Charles; Kaufman, Marvin & Wender, Irving
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Coal-Mining Problems in the State of Washington

Description: From Introduction: "On account of extensive folding and faulting of the coal measures, mining in Washington presents many difficulties; therefore a description of the methods employed at some of the mines may be useful in planning operations in other regions, and is presented in this bulletin."
Date: 1924
Creator: Evans, George Watkin
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Production of mild gasification coproducts

Description: In summary, the co-product production runs performed by the SGI Development Center yielded sufficient simulated PDF (process derived fuel) and CDL (coal derived liquid) to meet the production needs for each of the four coals. The LFC Process appears to be an attractive method for upgrading all of the coals except for the Knife River Coal because of its limited yield and difficulty in processing. The Buckskin coal appears to be a slightly stronger candidate for upgrading than the other three coals because it has the greatest CDL yield and a more than 50% increase in heating value from ROM to PDF. (LFC processing of Usibelli and Sarpy Creek coal produces more PDF, but the heating value increase is less and the oil yields are low. Processing Knife River coal produces much less PDF but a greater heating value increase because of its higher moisture content). Finally, in all cases, the LFC Process removed significant percentage of the organic sulfur, clearly demonstrating its coal cleaning potential.
Date: December 1, 1994
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Government Coal Purchases Under Specifications with Analyses for the Fiscal Year 1909-10,

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin is the fourth of a series showing the results of the purchase of coal by the Government under specifications. The work of inspecting and analyzing coal delivered on Government contracts was transferred to the Bureau of Mines by an act of Congress effective July 1, 1910. It had been carried on for several years before that date by the technologic branch of the United States Geological Survey. The purpose of this paper is to explain in general terms the methods that the Government has found most satisfactory for the purchase of a large part of its coal supply, including the consideration of bids, the awarding of contracts, and the analyzing of samples on which the price corrections are based."
Date: 1912
Creator: Pope, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Purchase of Coal by the Government Under Specifications: with Analysis of Coal Delivered for the Fiscal Year 1908-9

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin is the third of a series showing the results of government purchases of coal according to specifications as to its quality and giving typical forms of proposals for supplying coal and general information relating to government coal purchases. This paper gives in detail the results of government purchases of coal for the fiscal year 1908-9 and the list of contracts with abstracts of specifications for the fiscal year 1909-10, and summarizes the information on this subject obtained by the Survey."
Date: 1910
Creator: Pope, George S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analyses of Alaska Coals

Description: 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.
Date: 1946
Creator: Gates, George O. & Fieldner, Arno Carl
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department