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Surface Mine Reclamation, Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mine reclamation at Moraine State Park in Pennsylvania. As stated in the introduction, "this Bureau of Mines report has been prepared to provide the general public, private industry, and Federal and State Governments with current surface mine reclamation data on the methods and costs of a reclamation project where project specifications required that the disturbed lands be returned to their original contour" (p. 1). This report includes maps, tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1970
Creator: McNay, Lewis M.
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Design and Applications of Some Mathematical Models for Mine-Systems Analysis

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over mining systems. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this publication is to show possible application, within the field of mining, of some innovations to methods of analysis that have been developed and improved in recent years" (p. 2). This report includes tables, graphs, and illustrations.
Date: 1963
Creator: Hewlett, Richard F. & Redmon, D. E.
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Mining in the Fortymile District Alaska

Description: Introduction: At the end of the field season the writer visited the mining plants in the Fortymile district, and this paper, resulting from these examinations, is intended mainly to sketch the present progress of mining development in the district.
Date: 1930
Creator: Mertie, John Beaver, Jr.
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Coal Deposits in the Deep River Field, Chatham, Lee, and Moore Counties, N.C.

Description: From Introduction: "An investigation by diamond drilling was undertaken by the Bureau of Mines at the instance of officials of the State of North Carolina to determine the thickness and continuity of the coal beds, physical conditions in and surrounding the beds that would influence mining, and the petrographic and chemical characteristics of the coals."
Date: 1952
Creator: Toenges, Albert L.; Turnbull, Louis A.; Shields, Joseph J.; Haley, Wilbur A.; Parks, B. C.; Abernethy, Roy F. et al.
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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 2. Descriptions of Samples

Description: From Introduction: "This volume contains the descriptions of the samples whose analyses are published in the preceding volume, Part I of this bulletin. The descriptions have been compiled from the notebooks of the persons who collected the samples, have been condensed from accounts given in published reports of the United States Geological Survey, or have furnished by the collection themselves. Inasmuch as the descriptions represent the work of many persons during a period of six years, and inasmuch as they were recorded under widely differing conditions, they necessarily vary in fullness detail."
Date: 1913
Creator: Lord, N. W.
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The Selection of Explosives used in Engineering and Mining Operations

Description: From General Statement: "This bulletin deals with the characteristic features of the principal explosives used in mining and engineering operations, and especially with the tests that show the suitability of different classes of explosives for different kinds of work."
Date: 1913
Creator: Hall, Clarence & Howell, Spencer P.
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Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States and Foreign Countries

Description: From Introduction: "The lack of comparable and accurate statistics of coal-mine accidents in the united States as a whole led the Bureau of Mines in 1911 to undertake the collection of such data. The mining departments of the leading foreign coal-producing countries have long taken cognizance of the importance of statistics. The bureau feels that in presenting the tables embodied in this report it is offering the and comparable statistics of coal-min accidents for the country as a whole that have ever been published."
Date: 1913
Creator: Horton, Frederick W.
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A Preliminary Report on Uranium, Radium, and Vanadium

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin presents a summary of available information regarding the sources of uranium, radium, and vanadium, the methods used in treating the ores, and the uses of the the finished products. In particular the paper describes the ores found in the United States, giving especial attention to those characteristics of the ores and the conditions of their occurrence that affect mining and treatment."
Date: 1916
Creator: Moore, Richard B. & Kithil, Karl L.
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Electric Switches for use in Gaseous Mines

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of the investigation discussed in this bulletin, one of a series dealing with the use of electricity in mines, was to study the various means and methods used to confine the flashes that occur when a switch carrying electric current is opened."
Date: 1913
Creator: Clark, H. H. & Crocker, R. W.
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Mining and Concentration of Carnotite Ores

Description: From Preface: "Hence the authors have given detailed information in regard to many operations that might have given detailed information in regard to many operations that might receive little notice in an account of the mining of most metals, but the presentation of these facts in regard to carnotite is necessary because of their bearing on profitable mining and concentration, the utilization of low-grade ore, and the preservation of waste."
Date: 1917
Creator: Kithil, Karl L. & Davis, John A.
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Houses for Mining Towns

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this bulletin is to supply facts on the building of well-lighted, well-ventilated, warm, attractive, and economical houses for miners, these houses being assumed units of an industrial village or town the building and management of which are under the control of a corporation, so that special conditions hold which do not apply to houses built and owned by individual miners."
Date: 1916
Creator: White, Joseph H.
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Coking of Illinois Coals

Description: From Scope of Report: "The first part of this report outlines the present factors in the problem of coking Illinois coals and points out the future prospects. The second part of this report deals with the character of Illinois coals, their nature, physical properties, and chemical composition. The last part describes the tests made and gives detailed results."
Date: 1917
Creator: Ovitz, F. K.
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Seismic Effects of Quarry Blasting

Description: From Object of Bulletin: "The object of this bulletin is to review briefly the previous publications so that the reader may follow the progress of the research and to supply the technical details supporting the conclusions reached."
Date: 1942
Creator: Thoenen, J. R. & Windes, S. L.
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Control of Fires in Inactive Coal Formations in the United States

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this Bulletin, in addition to presenting a history and description of Bureau activities in controlling these fires, is to provide the mining industry and the public with information concerning methods of controlling fires in inactive coal formation. The Bulletin is intended to serve as a guide to the public and more specifically to mining supervisory personnel and engineers who may be called upon to extinguish such fires."
Date: 1960
Creator: Griffith, F. E.; Magnuson, M. O. & Toothman, G. J. R.
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Coal-Mine Bumps: Some Aspects of Occurence, Cause and Control

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this report is to analyze the coal-mine bumps that have occurred on pillar lines during the past 25 years in the hope that the analyses and the conclusions drawn will aid mining engineers and other mine officials in improving layouts and face mining methods in mines where bumps reasonably may be expected to occur."
Date: 1954
Creator: Holland, Charles T. & Thomas, Edward
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Gases that Occur in Metal Mines

Description: From Conclusions: "Many gases are harmful to man are widely prevalent in metal mines. They influence the safety, health and efficiency of miners; workers and officials should therefore become much more familiar with there occurrence, detection, and handling. The principal means of combating these gases are proper ventilation of all parts of a mine and the adoption of measures to minimize fire hazards and to control a mine fire promptly should it occur."
Date: 1931
Creator: Harrington, D. & Denny, E. H.
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Asbestos

Description: From Introduction: "This report covers the essential features of the asbestos industry, including occurrence, production, mining, milling, utilization, international trade, and marketing."
Date: 1937
Creator: Bowles, Oliver
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Coals of Chile

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether the coal from beds mined in the Schwager and Lota mines will produce metallurgical coke suitable for use in the blast furnaces at the proposed steel plant at Conception, and whether the quality of the lower-rank coals from other areas in Chile, especially those in Magallanes, where the large coal reserves of Chile appear to exist; can be improved by processing."
Date: 1948
Creator: Toenges, Albert L.; Kelly, Leon W.; Davis, J. D.; Reynolds, D. A.; Fraser, Thomas; Crentz, W. L. et al.
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Lead and Zinc Mining and Milling in the United States: Current Practices and Costs

Description: From Object and Scope of Bulletin: "The purpose of this paper to combine in a single volume discussions of the winning of lead and zinc ores from the mines and of the milling of the ores with descriptions of practices at typical properties in the United States."
Date: 1935
Creator: Jackson, Charles F.; Knaebel, John B. & Wright, C. A.
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