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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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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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Mine Timber: Its Selection, Storage, Treatment, and Use

Description: From Introduction Purpose and Scope of Bulletin: "The purpose of this bulletin is to point out some of the benefits and economies to be derived by selecting, preparing, storing, pre-serving, and utilizing mine timber more carefully and to give some specific information on certain preservatives and processes suitable for mine timber."
Date: 1925
Creator: Hornor, R. R. & Tufft, Harry E.
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Permissible Electric Mine Lamps

Description: From Introduction: "This paper gives a brief account of the introduction of electric lighting in mines, reviews some of the preliminary and approval work on electric mine lamps up to July, 1917, when a previous bulletin on electric lamps was issued, and describes the lamp-approval work from that date of July, 1930."
Date: 1930
Creator: Ilsley, L. C. & Hooker, A. B.
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General Properties of Low-Temperature Tar

Description: From Summary: "This report summarizes the general knowledge of low-temperature tar and traces the character of coal tar from incipient formation, through the condensation of the tar vapors, to the subsequent alteration of tar products resulting from further heating."
Date: 1958
Creator: Gomez, Manuel; Goodman, John B. & Parry, V. F.
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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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Analyses of Complex Mixtures of Gases: Application to Control and Extinguish Fires and to Prevent Explosions in Mines, Tunnels, and Hazardous Industrial Processes

Description: From Purpose of Report: "The purpose of the report is to point out what the mine-management official, the safety engineer, and the chemist, can do to utilize analyses of complex gas mixtures as basis for safe procedure to (1) control and extinguish fires in mines, tunnels, and individual plants and (2) prevent explosions when dealing with explosive mixtures and sources of ignition. The report is designed to meet the needs of those desiring to utilize analyses of complex-gas mixtures for the above-mentioned purpose."
Date: 1948
Creator: Ash, S. H. & Felegy, E. W.
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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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Garnet: Its Mining, Milling, and Utilization

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin presents the results of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Mines as part of its work for the increase of efficiency and the prevention of waste in the mineral industries."
Date: 1925
Creator: Myers, W. M. & Anderson, C. O.
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An Appraisal of Minerals Availability for 34 Commodities

Description: From Program Overview: "This bulletin summarizes and updates availability information published in individual mineral commodity appraisals since 1979. it also marks achievement, after 15-yr systems and data development history, of a major Bureau goal to build computer-based systems and the necessary staff infrastructure to perform timely, commodity-wide assessments with comparable cost frameworks."
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Bureau of Mines.
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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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Engineering Factors in the Ventilation of Metal Mines

Description: From Introduction Purpose and Scope of Report: "In the belief that the quickest and cheapest method of obtaining effective ventilation of metal mines with regard to air conditions that promote efficiency, health, and safety is through more general application of the engineering factors involved rather than by trial and error and this method of attacking ventilation problems will be facilitated by a simple, concise statement of these factors and the methods of using them, an attempt is made in this bulletin to present the subject of metal-mine ventilation to mine operators in a practical way."
Date: 1935
Creator: McElroy, G. E.
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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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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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