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Report of the Twenty-Fourth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1931

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: June 1931
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Twenty-Third National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1930

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: June 1931
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Jackson Gas Field, Hinds and Rankin Counties, Mississippi

Description: From abstract: The Jackson gas field, in Hinds and Rankin Counties, Miss., is in the eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, about 160 miles north of New Orleans and 40 miles, east of the Mississippi River at Vicksburg. The gas is produced from a Cretaceous chalk from 2,088 to 2,236 feet below sea level. Overlying the chalk is the regular sequence of Tertiary rocks found in Mississippi. On the crest of the anticline in the city of Jackson the Cockfield formation of the Claiborne group is exposed, surrounded by the Jackson formation. Some Forest Hill sand of the Vicksburg group is exposed in the northwestern part of the area described. Overlapping these formations are Pliocene and Pleistocene terrace and alluvial deposits, and the entire area is covered by a blanket of less of varying thickness.
Date: 1931
Creator: Monroe, Watson Hiner
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Significance of Geologic Conditions in Naval Petroleum Reserves No. 3, Wyoming

Description: From Introduction: The work on which this report is based consisted of detailed field and office studies which occupied the greater part of the summer of 1927. During this period mapping was done with plane table and telescopic alidade on a scale of 1 inch to 1,000 feet, and wells, faults, and outcrops within the productive part of the Teapot field were located in detail.
Date: 1931
Creator: Thom, W. T., Jr. & Spieker, Edmund M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Upper Cretaceous Ammonite Genus Barroisiceras in the United States

Description: From introduction: The ammonite genus Barroisiceras Grossouvre is noteworthy because of its wide geographic distribution and its apparently small stratigraphic range. It is reported from deposits of Coniacian age in Europe, Africa, South America, and North America. In the North American Upper Cretaceous it is rather rare, authentic species having been recognized hitherto only in the Austin chalk of Texas, in the Coniacian beds of Zumpango del Rio, Guerrero, Mexico, and, with doubt as to the source, in New Jersey. The Texan species, B. dentatocarinatum (Roemer), is by no means an abundant form, though among those described in early work in the region. The Mexican representatives of the genus thus far described include only fragmentary specimens not specifically named. The occurrence ascribed to New Jersey is based on a fragment that seems to belong to Barroisiceras but whose source is very doubtful.
Date: 1931
Creator: Reeside, John B., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Glaciation in Alaska

Description: From introduction: The history of glaciation in Alaska offers a fascinating field for study. Because of the remarkable development and easy accessibility of valley and piedmont glaciers in the coastal mountains, Alaska has long been popularly conceived as a land of ice and snow, a concept that is only slowly being corrected. To the student of glaciation, however, Alaska affords a unique opportunity to observe the formation, movement, and dissipation of the many living glaciers, to examine the results of glacial erosion on a gigantic scale, and to discover and work out the sequence of Pleistocene events as shown by the topographic forms in both glaciated and unglaciated areas and by the deposits left by ice and water during earlier stages of glaciation.
Date: 1931
Creator: Capps, Stephen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Miocene Flora From Grand Coulee, Washington

Description: From introduction: The fossil plants described in the present report were collected at the north end of Grand Coulee during the summer of 1927 by Messrs. T. A. Bonser, F. A. Roberts, and Walter Bruce, of Spokane, and F. W. McCann, of Coulee City. The locality is in the big bend of the Columbia River near the northern boundary of Grant County, Wash., about 85 miles west of the plant-bearing Latah sediments around Spokane. The outcrop in Grand Coulee is about the same distance east of the crest of the Cascade Mountains, about 100 miles northeast of the plant beds at Ellensburg, which are of approximately the same age, and some 200 miles west of beds in Idaho yielding a similar flora and assigned to the Payette formation by Knowlton and others.
Date: 1931
Creator: Berry, Edward Wilber
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Pliocene Fossils From Limestone in Southern Florida

Description: Abstract: This paper describes the mollusks and echinoids found in limestone dredged from ditches along the Tamiami Trail in southern Florida, in the area mapped as "Lostmans River limestone (Quaternary)" by Sanford but included in the Pliocene Caloosahatchee formation by Cooke and Mossom on the evidence of these fossils as identified by Mansfield. The matrix of the fossils is unlike the typical Caloosahatchee formation, which is sandy, but the fauna is closely related to that of the upper part of the Caloosahatchee formation and is regarded as a facies of the Caloosahatchee. The fauna shows considerable resemblance to that of the Imperial formation of California but may not be contemporaneous with it.
Date: 1931
Creator: Mansfield, Wendell C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology of the Big Snowy Mountains, Montana

Description: From introduction: The main purpose of the field investigations on which this paper is based was to determine the structure of the mountains. The geologic formations were therefore studied, and sufficient data were obtained to construct a combined areal and structural map.
Date: 1931
Creator: Reeves, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Copper Deposits Near Keating, Oregon

Description: From abstract: The copper deposits near Keating, Oreg., in the southwestern foothills of the Wallowa Mountains, form part of a series distributed along a belt over 75 miles long. The belt containing copper deposits extends from a point west of North Powder to and beyond the Snake River at Homestead.
Date: 1931
Creator: Gilluly, James
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Zinc and its alloys

Description: A report on zinc and its alloys.
Date: November 6, 1931
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Physical Testing of Explosives at the Bureau of Mines Explosives Experiment Station, Bruceton, Pennsylvania

Description: From Introduction: "The methods of making the physical tests of explosives recorded here are based upon the results of more than 20 years of experience of the staff of the explosives division of the Bureau of Mines at the Pittsburgh testing station and at its successor, the Explosives Experiment Station, Bruceton, Pa. The methods are described in unusual detail to permit repetition that will duplicate, as nearly as possible, the precise manner in which they have been performed in the past and to reduce differences in technique to a minimum."
Date: 1931
Creator: Munroe, Charles E. & Tiffany, J. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Jigging, Classification, Tabling, and Flotation Tests of Coals Presenting Difficult Washing Problems, with Particular Reference to Coals from Pierce County, Washington

Description: From Content and Arrangement of Report: "For the convenience of the reader the bulletin has been divided into two parts. Part I describes the investigation and summarizes the most important results. Part II gives the detailed data of the best of the washing tests by each process."
Date: 1931
Creator: Bird, B. M. & Marshall, S. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quarry Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1929

Description: Report published by the U.S. Bureau of Mines which is a compilation of accidents in quarries located in the United States with data regarding the number and kinds of accidents as well as information about the mining operations (e.g., number of men employed, kinds of quarries, amount of work performed, etc.).
Date: 1931
Creator: Adams, William W.
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Petroleum Refinery Statistics: 1929

Description: Report discussing petroleum refinery statistics for 1929.
Date: 1931
Creator: Hopkins, G. R.
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Methods and Apparatus Used in Determining the Gas, Coke, and By-Product Making Properties of American Coals: with Results on a Taggart-Bed Coal from Roda, Wise County, Virginia

Description: From Introduction: "The results of this preliminary investigation, which were reported to the association at the 1928 convention, indicated, first, that fundamental information on the mechanism of carbonization throughout the entire range from low to high temperature coking is desired and, second, that a uniform basis upon which to compare the carbonizing properties of different coals should be developed."
Date: 1931
Creator: Fieldner, A. C.; Davis, J. D.; Thiessen, R.; Kester, E. B. & Selvig, W. A.
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Concrete Stoppings in Coal Mines for Resisting Explosions: Detailed Tests of Typical Stoppings and Strength of Coal as a Buttress

Description: From Forward: "This paper gives the details of tests to determine the design of stoppings capable of withstanding a pressure, applied to either side, of 50 pounds per square inch, as required by section 104 (a) of the Operating Regulations to Govern Coal-Mining Methods on Leased Lands on the Public Domain, issued in 1921 and quoted on page 3."
Date: 1931
Creator: Rice, George S.; Greenwald, H. P.; Howarth, H. C. & Avins, S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Laboratory Testing of the Inflammability of Coal and other Dusts Conducted by the Bureau of Mines

Description: From Introduction: "This paper endeavors to collect and describe all of the work in proper order, as briefly as is consistent with a good understanding thereof, and attempts to evaluate it in the light of present-day knowledge derived from large and small scale experiments in the United States and foreign countries."
Date: October 1931
Creator: Greenwald, H. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department