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Recurrent Tropidoleptus Zones of the Upper Devonian in New York

Description: From introduction: This report describes the four zones, three well-marked and one subordinate, in the Upper Devonian rocks, each of which contained several species that are common in the typical Hamilton formation of the Cayuga Lake section and are associated with very few of the really characteristic species of the faunas normal to the formations in which they are found.
Date: 1913
Creator: Williams, Henry Shaler
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The Analysis of Black Powder and Dynamite

Description: Report discussing methods used by the Bureau of Mines when examining a collection of explosives.
Date: 1913
Creator: Snelling, Walter O. & Storm, C. G.
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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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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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Geology and Ore Deposits of Lemhi County, Idaho

Description: From introduction: The present report embodies the results of reconnaissance studies in the nineteen mining districts of Lemhi County, Idaho.
Date: 1913
Creator: Umpleby, Joseph B.
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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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First Series of Coal-Dust Explosion Tests in the Experimental Mine

Description: From Introduction: "This report has been prepared, not only for the purpose of recoding the results of the first series of coal-dust tests conducted in the experimental mine of the Bureau of Mines, but also to place before the mining public a description of the mine and an account of the objects sought in an its establishment."
Date: 1913
Creator: Rice, George S.; Jones, L. M.; Clement, J. K. & Egy, W. L.
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Foundry-Cupola Gases and Temperatures

Description: From Introduction: "Among the investigations that the Bureau of Mines is conducting with a view to increasing efficiency in utilization of fuels belonging to or for the use of the Government is an investigation of the processes that take place in a foundry cupola during a melt."
Date: 1913
Creator: Belden, A. W.
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National Mine-Rescue and First-Aid Conference: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 23-26, 1912

Description: From Introduction: "It this report endeavor has been made to eliminate all unnecessary remarks; but in order that those who hold diverging views regarding the subjects discussed may have before them the arguments that led the conferees to vote for the 36 resolutions adopted, the discussion had in the committees and in open session is published practically in full. Moreover, for the information of those mining officials, operators, and surgeons who are unfamiliar with approved methods of first-aid training and training with breathing apparatus and safety devices and methods of rescue, it seems equally desirable that the few opening addresses and closing remarks made it general session should be published as an expression of the reasons for such work and for the conference."
Date: 1913
Creator: Wilson, Herbert M.
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Tests of Permissible Explosives

Description: From Introduction: "A copy of the test requirements and the names of explosives on the permissible list dated March 1, 1913, are appended to this bulletin. An explosive is considered permissible for use in coal mines when it is similar in all respects to the sample that passed the tests required by the bureau, and when it is used in accordance with the conditions prescribed."
Date: 1913
Creator: Hall, Clarence & Howell, Spencer P.
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Fuller's Earth

Description: For Introduction: "For these reasons an investigation of the mining, preparation, and use of fuller's earth in this country, especially in its application to edible oils, was conducted in order to ascertain why our own raw material has been deemed inapplicable to our needs."
Date: 1913
Creator: Parsons, Charles L.
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Oil and Gas Wells through Workable Coal Beds: Papers and Discussions

Description: From Preface: "In carrying out such a policy with reference to the subject under consideration, the Bureau of Mines invited the State geologists, mine inspectors, and a number of coal operators and oil and gas well drillers from the States interested to meet representatives of the Bureau of Mines in Pittsburgh, Pa., for a discussion of the subject during February 7 and February 8, 1913. This adjourned meeting of the conference will be held at an early date and its report will be printed in a later edition of this bulletin, with such additional suggestions as may be received by the Bureau of Mines. The bureau will be glad, therefore, to receive at the earliest practicable date any additional suggestions or any additional information throwing light on the matters discussed in this bulletin."
Date: 1913
Creator: Rice, George S. & Hood, O. 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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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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Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: October, 1912 to March, 1913

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines. From the Preface: "This publication is devoted exclusively to a review and abstracts of decisions based on the laws governing the rights and duties of mine owners, operators, miners, and persons trafficking in all kinds of mining properties. It includes abstracts of current decisions of all the Federal and State courts of last resort on questions relating to the mining industries" (p. 9).
Date: 1913
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
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The Sampling and Examination of Mine Gases and Natural Gas

Description: Report by the U.S. Bureau of Mines based on experiments performed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to study mine gases. Findings in this bulletin include descriptions of the experiments and equipment used: "The first part of this report deals with the methods used by the bureau in the collection and examination of the various mine gases; the latter part discusses the bureau's methods of sampling and examining natural gas" (p. 5).
Date: 1913
Creator: Burrell, George A. & Seibert, Frank M.
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Sanitation at Mining Villages in the Birmingham District, Alabama

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over sanitary conditions in Birmingham district mining villages. The sanitation procedures and conditions of various villages are presented. This report includes photographs, and illustrations.
Date: 1913
Creator: Woodbridge, Dwight E.
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Density and Thermal Expansion of Ethyl Alcohol and of its Mixtures with Water

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Standards over the thermal expansion of ethyl alcohol. As stated in the introduction, "the scope of the present work includes the preparation of pure anhydrous ethyl alcohol, the determination of the density and thermal expansion of this alcohol and its mixtures with water, and the construction from these data of tables for convenient use" (p. 328). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1913
Creator: Osborne, N. S.; McKelvy, E. C. & Bearce, H. W.
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Metallurgical Coke

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies on metallurgical coke. As stated in the introduction, "in this paper the attempt is made to summarize the history of coke making in the United States, to indicate the development of different methods and the modern types of ovens, and to point out the composition and physical properties of the metallurgical cokes produced in this country" (p. 5). This paper includes tables, illustrations, photographs, and a map.
Date: September 1913
Creator: Belden, A. W.
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