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Methods for Increasing the Recovery from Oil Sands

Description: From Introduction: "In this publication are considered the principles involved in increasing recovery and methods of extracting more oil from the oil-bearing formations than by usual ways of producing. These methods are: The use of gas or vacuum pumps. forcing compressed air or gas through the oil-bearing formations, displacing the oil by water, and better utilization of the natural pressures in the oil-bearing formations."
Date: 1917
Creator: Lewis, J. O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cost Accounting for Oil Producers

Description: From Introduction: "The Bureau of Mines publishes this report in recognition of a distinct need for a simple treatise on accounting methods adapted to the peculiarities of the petroleum industry."
Date: 1917
Creator: Smith, Clarence G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Deterioration in the Heating Value of Coal During Storage

Description: From Introduction: "The detailed report is presented in this bulletin, which gives full account of the tests and the analytical data covering a period of five year's storage. Data of somewhat similar experiments for shorter periods with gas coal from the Pittsburgh bed, with Pocahontas coal on the Isthmus of Panama, with Sheridan, Wyo., subbituminous coal, which used for railroad and other purposes in the West, are included."
Date: 1917
Creator: Porter, Horace C. & Ovitz, F. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Extraction of Gasoline from Natural Gas by Absorption Methods

Description: From Introduction: "This report deals with a method of extracting gasoline from natural gas by absorbing the gasoline in oil and subsequently separating it from the oil by distillation."
Date: 1917
Creator: Burrell, George A.; Biddison, P. M. & Oberfell, G. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combustion of Coal and Design of Furnaces

Description: From Purpose and scope of Investigations: "The combustion investigations of bureau are carried on in two parts. One part is the study of the process of combustion in the fuel bed as affected by the rate of supplying air through the fuel bed, by the character of the fuel as regards structure and composition, by the thickness of fuel bed, by the method of feeding the coal and the air and by the method of heating the coal. The second part of the investigation is the study of the process of combustion of the gases and other combustible rising from the fuel bed in the combustion space, after a sufficient quantity of air has been added. The results of the study are given in this report."
Date: 1917
Creator: Kreisinger, Henry; Augustine, C. E. & Ovitz, F. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Control of Hookworm Infection at the Deep Gold Mines of the Mother Lode, California

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents of an investigation of hookworm infection in the deep gold mines of the Mother Lode, California. In this investigation 1,440 miners of Mother Lode have been examined for hookworm infection; 444 miners were found to be infected; and 91 miners have taken the treatment and have gotten rid of the infection."
Date: 1917
Creator: Cumming, James G. & White, Joseph H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Approved Electric Lamps for Miners

Description: From introduction: "The Bureau of Mines calls attention to the dangers of open-flame lamps in any coal mine."
Date: July 1917
Creator: Clark, H. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Occupational Hazards at Blast-Furnace Plants and Accident Prevention: Based on Records of Accidents at Blast Furnaces in Pennsylvania in 1915

Description: From Preface: "The information presented in this report is the outcome of a detailed investigation made at the blast-furnace plants of Pennsylvania during the year 1915 by the inspectors of the department of labor and industry of that State and by F.H. Wilcox, metallurgical engineer of the Bureau of Mines. It is hoped that this detailed review of the causes, circumstances, and prevention of accidents will be of assistance to the executive officials of the plants and to the employees by making clear the responsibility for accidents, by emphasizing the probability of repetition of many accidents unless care is taken, and by demonstrating the practicability of safeguards, thus resulting in a lessened number of injuries and fatalities."
Date: 1917
Creator: Willcox, Frederick H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Yearbook of the Bureau of Mines 1916

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin describes in some detail the more important work done by the Bureau of Mines during 1916 in efforts to increase safety and efficiency in the mineral industries. This bulletin gives descriptions of some noteworthy safety devices and discusses in fuller detail than the annual reports the relation of the bureau's work to the general problems of safety and efficiency in the mineral industries and the significance of the results that the bureau has been able to achieve."
Date: 1917
Creator: Manning, Van. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Mining Industry in the Territory of Alaska: During the Calendar Year 1916

Description: From Introduction: "The year 1916 broke all previous records of mineral production in the Territory. As a consequence, there has been a noteworthy increase in the number of mines in active operation or under development, though the greater part of the increased output is the result of greater activity at mines already producing rather than of opening new mines.The Territorial inspector covered the districts from Fairbanks to Nome and the Federal Inspector covered those of southeastern and southwestern Alaska."
Date: 1917
Creator: Smith, Sumner S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Concentration Experiments with the Siliceous Red Hematite of the Birmingham District, Alabama

Description: From Introduction: "The results of concentration experiments with these ores made a more thorough and systematic investigation desirable. In consequence, the author subsequently collected samples in the district, and these became the basis of the experimental work described in this report. The results are published by the Bureau of Mines as a part of its efforts to increase efficiency in the utilization of mineral resources."
Date: 1917
Creator: Singewald, Joseph T., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Mining Industry in the Territory of Alaska During the Calendar Year 1915

Description: From Introduction: "This condition is likely to be serious, as preparations have been made for opening the Matanuska, Bering River, and Neanna coal fields, and a number of permits granting the free use of 10-acre tracts in other fields throughout the Territory have been issued.The need of a comprehensive inspection law and experienced engineers to safeguard the opening of coal mines by operators who are not familiar with coal mining and are using inexperienced help is obvious."
Date: 1917
Creator: Smith, Sumner S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Approved Electric Lamps for Miners

Description: Report describing the development of a number of types of lamps for miners that meet the requirements of the Bureau of Mines. Discusses the features and qualities of these lamps in detail.
Date: July 1917
Creator: Clark, H. H. & Ilsley, L. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: May to August, 1916

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines: "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" (Bulletin 61, p. 9).
Date: 1917
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: September to December, 1916

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines: "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" (Bulletin 61, p. 9).
Date: 1917
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: January to April, 1917

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines: "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" (Bulletin 61, p. 9).
Date: 1917
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: May to August, 1917

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines: "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" (Bulletin 61, p. 9).
Date: December 1917
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abstracts of Current Decisions on Mines and Mining: May to August, 1917

Description: Bulletin issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines: "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" (Bulletin 61, p. 9).
Date: December 1917
Creator: Thompson, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gypsum Products: Their Preparation and Uses

Description: Technical report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the different uses of gypsum. The sources and uses of gypsum are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: July 1917
Creator: Stone, Ralph W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Temperature Measurements in Bessemer and Open-Hearth Practice

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on different types of furnaces, specifically the Bessemer and the open-hearth furnace. The results of the studies are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: May 8, 1917
Creator: Burgess, George K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department