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What is Known about the Effect of Smoke on Health

Description: From title page: "For some years the Bureau of Mines, in connection with its investigations relating to efficiency in the combustion of fuels, as been engaged in a study of smoke prevention. Popular support for such work is usually based upon the injurious effects of smoke on the human ssytem, and this paper is published as a contribution to the literature dealing with that subject."
Date: December 7, 1926
Creator: White, William Charles
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The Bowie-Gavin Process: Its Application to the Cracking of Tars and Heavy Oils, Also to the Recovery of Oil from Oil-Soaked Sands or Shales, or from Oil Shales

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the Bowie-Gavin process. As stated in the introduction, "this paper describes a process and an apparatus designed to recover oil from such deposits" (p. 1). The results of experiments conducted using this process are discussed. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1926
Creator: Bowie, C. P.
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Blasting Vibrations and Their Effects on Structures

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the effects of air blast vibrations. As stated in the abstract, "this report presents the results of the Bureau of Mines 10-year program to study the problem of air blast and ground vibrations generated by blasting" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1971
Creator: Nicholls, Harry R.; Johnson, Charles F. & Duvall, Wilbur I.
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Burning of Coal and Coke Treated with Small Quantities of Chemicals

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the use of chemicals to enhance the burning of fuels. Methods and results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1937
Creator: Nicholls, Percy; Rice, W. E.; Landry, B. A. & Reid, W. T.
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Flow of Gases Through Beds of Broken Solids

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the effects of vapor flow through beds of broken solids. Methods and results of the studies are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1929
Creator: Furnas, C. C.
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Foreign Literature on Coal: A Guide to Abstracts and Translations

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing translations of scientific literature on coal and coal technologies. As stated in the introduction, "this guide describes only the sources used to obtain information on foreign coal technology" (p. 1). This report includes tables.
Date: 1961
Creator: Esfandiary, Mary S.
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Fuel-Briquetting Investigations, July, 1904, to July, 1912

Description: Report discussing a series of fuel-testing investigations that U.S. Geological Survey began in 1904 for the purpose of analyzing and testing the coals and lignites in the United States in order to determine their fuel values and the most efficient methods of utilizing them for different purposes. Types of tests undertaken included chemical analyses, steaming tests, gas-producer tests, briquetting tests, coking tests, and washing tests of samples collected from the various coals fields of the country. Bulletins presenting the results of these investigations have been periodically published but as supply has run out, the Bureau of Mines has decided to compile the most important facts of these bulletins in one volume along with the results of all other briquetting investigatins undertaken by the government from July 1, 1904, to July 1, 1912.
Date: September 1913
Creator: Wright, C. L.
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Gas Masks for Gasoline and Petroleum Vapors

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over gas masks developed for gasoline and petroleum vapors. Descriptions of different types of gas masks developed are presented. This paper includes tables, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: August 1924
Creator: Katz, Sidney H. & Bloomfield, J. J.
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Gas Masks for Gases Met in Fighting Fires

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the development of gas masks designed for fighting fires. The characteristics of the different types of masks in development are presented. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: August 1921
Creator: Fieldner, Arno Carl; Katz, Sidney H. & Kinney, Selwyne P.
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The Flathead Tunnel: A Geologic, Operations, and Ground Support Study, Burlington Northern Railroad, Salish Mountains, Montana

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the Flathead Tunnel in Montana. As stated in the introduction, "this information circular is a Bureau of Mines review of tunneling practices typical of the late 1960's. The report provides reference to all pertinent data related to the geology, mining operations, and ground support practices for the Flathead Tunnel" (p. 2). This report includes maps, tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1974
Creator: Skinner, Eugene H.
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Gold Dredging in the United States

Description: Report discussing the development of gold dredging in the United States, the essential features of present-day dredges, the facts that determine whether a placer deposit can be profitably dredged, and the approved methods of prospecting placer ground and of operating dredges. Intended for designers and builders of dredges, mining engineers, and persons who may contemplate investing capital in placer-mining ventures.
Date: May 1918
Creator: Janin, Charles
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Graphic Studies of Ultimate Analyses of Coals

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies of analyses of coals. The results are discussed and presented on various diagrams. This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: December 1915
Creator: Ralston, Oliver C. & Porter, Horace C.
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Catalog of Recorded Exploration Drilling and Mine Workings, Tri-State Zinc-Lead District--Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mining practices conducted in the tri-state district of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. As stated in the introduction, "the catalog preserves the records of accomplished explorations and mine developments in the district and provides a readily available source of information for individuals and firms interested in planning mineral explorations, Government agencies estimating of reserves of mineral resources, and the mining industry for general use" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations
Date: 1960
Creator: Brichta, Louis Chanborn
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Carburetion of Combustible Gas with Butane and Propane-Butane Mixtures with Particular Reference to the Carburetion of Water Gas

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the carburetion of many different fuels. The report pays particular attention to the carburetion of water gas. Carburetion methods and results are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1929
Creator: Odell, William Wallace
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Change Houses in the Lake Superior Region

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over change and wash houses in the Lake Superior area. As stated in the introduction, "this paper, with a few exceptions, presents data acquired in a survey, made by the author, of change houses in the Lake Superior region. All buildings, equipment, and practices were studied with regard for the health and welfare of the miner" (p. 1). This paper includes tables, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: September 1923
Creator: Kindall, Cleve Edwin
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The Constituents of Coal Soluble in Phenol

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the constituents of coal. As stated in the introduction, "this paper presents some results of an investigation of the nature of the chemical compounds that go to make up the complex material known as coal" (p. 5). This report includes tables and a chart.
Date: 1912
Creator: Frazer, J. C. W. & Hoffman, E. J.
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Development, Mining, and Handling of Ore in Folded and Faulted Areas, Red Iron Mines, Birmingham District, Alabama

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over mining of red iron ores in Birmingham, Alabama. As stated in the introduction, "the present paper deals more specifically with the development and handling of ore as affected by folds and faults in the ore bed, and considers changes that may be desirable or necessary in future mining practices" (p. 2). This paper includes illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1927
Creator: Crane, W. R.
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Characterization of U.S. Cement Kiln Dust

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the characterization of cement kiln dust. Mineralogy, chemical analysis, and hazardous waste potential of kiln dust is presented. This report includes tables.
Date: 1982
Creator: Haynes, Benjamin W. & Kramer, Gary W.
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