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Lode Deposits of Eureka and Vicinity, Kantishna District, Alaska

Description: From abstract: The Kantishna mining district is about 90 miles west of McKinley Park station on the Alaska Railroad. The part of the district covered by this report comprises an area of about 72 square miles in the form of a strip 6 miles wide and 13 miles long. The bedrock is mainly a metamorphic series of rocks which within the area has been differentiated into a quartz-muscovite schist and a calcareous faces that ranges from limestone to chlorite schist. A few small dikes of quartz porphyry and diabase intrude the schist. The general structure trends N. 700 E., and from an axis that extends from Eldorado Creek northeastward to Spruce Peak the schistosity dips to the northwest and southeast. It is along this axis that the heaviest mineralization has occurred.
Date: 1933
Creator: Wells, Francis G.
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Past Placer-Gold Production from Alaska

Description: "To the end of 1930 Alaska, according to the records of the Geological Survey, had produced placer gold to the value of $258,962,000 from mines widely scattered throughout its length and breadth. The distribution of the placers from which the gold was recovered has been stated in more or less detail in the annual summaries published by the Geological Survey on the mineral industry of Alaska and also in its more complete reports on many of the individual mining districts. Although these summaries and reports have furnished information regarding the larger regions, they have not always given specific details regarding the smaller districts. Furthermore, there has been no recent attempt to assemble and publish in one place the scattered statistics regarding the placer-gold production by years and by regions and districts. The purpose of the present report is to set forth in condensed but comprehensive form a summary of the placer-gold production of Alaska so far as it can be determined from the available official records."
Date: 1933
Creator: Smith, Philip S.
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The Climax Molybdenum Deposit, Colorado

Description: From abstract: The largest single metal-mining operation in the history of mining in Colorado has been developed at Climax, as a result of the increased use of molybdenum in the steel and other industries. Production of molybdenum at Climax was notable for a short period during the World War; it ceased from April 1919 to August 1924 but since then has shown a steady increase. In 1930 from 1,000 to 1,200 tons of ore was milled daily, using only one unit of the 2,000-ton mill. The mine has a reserve of broken ore sufficient to furnish 2,000 tons daily for 3 years and is being developed to continue to furnish this and a still further increased output as the use of the metal may warrant.
Date: 1933
Creator: Butler, B. S. & Vanderwilt, J. W.
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Geology and Ore Deposits of the Takilma-Waldo District, Oregon: Including the Blue Creek District

Description: From Abstract: Two areas and their included mineral deposits, situated in Josephine County, southwestern Oregon, are described in this report. They lie within the Klamath Mountains, a region which is made up for the most part of rugged ridges trending in various directions but which, when viewed from higher summits, resembles a dissected plateau and is known as the Klamath peneplain. Rocks of both igneous and sedimentary origin are abundant in the districts described. The marine sedimentary rocks of the areas comprise a thick series of Carboniferous strata, with some interbedded volcanic rocks, and portions of the Galice formation, of Jurassic age, and of an Upper Cretaceous formation. The rocks of fluviatile origin include Tertiary conglomerate, Pleistocene valley fill, termed the " Llano de Oro formation," and somewhat later Pleistocene gravel and alluvium, in part glacial debris. Recent gravel is found along the present streams. The igneous rocks include several varieties of greenstone of probable Paleozoic and Mesozoic age and serpentine of late Jurassic or early Cretaceous age.
Date: 1933
Creator: Shenon, Philip J.
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Lode Deposits of the Fairbanks District, Alaska

Description: From abstract: To help the mining industry of Alaska and to assist in the development of the mineral resources of the Territory have been the prime motives of the Geological Survey's investigations in Alaska during the past 35 years, in which nearly one half of the Territory has been covered by its reconnaissance and exploratory surveys. It was natural, therefore, that the Alaska Railroad, when it undertook intensive consideration of the problem of finding tonnage that would increase its revenues, should look to the Geological Survey to supply technical information as to the known mineral deposits along its route and to indicate what might be done to stimulate a larger production of minerals and induce further mining developments and prospecting that would utilize its service.
Date: 1933
Creator: Hill, James M.
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Some Mining Districts of Eastern Oregon

Description: From abstract: This report presents the results of a reconnaissance of most of the mining districts of Oregon east of the Cascade Range, with the exception of the districts in the Sumpter quadrangle. The districts described are distributed through an area roughly coincident with the Blue Mountains, which extend over much of the northeast quarter of the State.
Date: 1933
Creator: Gilluly, James; Reed, J. C. & Park, C. F., Jr.
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The Valdez Creek Mining District, Alaska

Description: From abstract: The Valdez Creek mining district was one of those visited in 1931 in connection with the study of the mineral resource of the region tributary to the Alaska Railroad. It is underlain by argillite, schist, tuff, tuffaceous conglomerate, limestone, and greenstone, listed in approximate stratigraphic order beginning with the youngest.
Date: 1933
Creator: Ross, Clyde P.
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The Girdwood District, Alaska

Description: From abstract: The Girdwood district has been known for about 35 years to contain placer gold, but the source of the gold in veins was not discovered until about 1909. When the Alaska Railroad was completed through Girdwood it was hoped that the improved transportation facilities would enable the lode mines to operate at a profit and also to furnish tonnage to the railroad. Production from the quartz veins, however, has been negligible, although one placer mine has been operating steadily for several years.
Date: 1933
Creator: Park, C. F., Jr.
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The Willow Creek Gold Lode District Alaska

Description: From abstract: The gold quartz veins of the Willow Creek district belong to the type of ore deposits that may be expected to continue downward for several thousand feet below the present surface. The veins occur in an essentially homogeneous quartz diorite intrusive mass, batholithic in form ; therefore, the composition of the wall rock plays practically no significant part in the distribution of gold within the veins. The veins were formed partly as fissure fillings and partly by replacement of the wall rock along fractures and of fragments of wall rock caught between the fracture walls. Structurally the deposits are essentially composite lodes, although quartz lenses of considerable size have also been formed.
Date: 1933
Creator: Ray, James C.
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Progress of Surveys in the Anthracite Ridge District Alaska

Description: From abstract: Anthracite Ridge is in south-central Alaska, on the north side of the Matanuska River Valley, about 200 miles north of Seward, the coastal terminus of the Alaska Railroad. The specific object of the investigations in this field during the summer of 1931 was to collect information regarding the character and extent of the anthracite deposits. These studies were carried on in connection with similar intensive studies of deposits of other kinds of minerals throughout the country tributary to the Alaska Railroad.
Date: 1933
Creator: Richards, Ralph W. & Waring, Gerald A.
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The Mount Eielson District Alaska

Description: From abstract: The Mount Eielson district lies in south-central Alaska, on the north side of the Alaska Range, about 30 miles east of Mount McKinley. The most widely distributed rocks of the district include a thick series of thin-bedded limestone, calcareous shale, and graywacke of Paleozoic, probably Devonian, age. These sediments are cut by a mass of granodiorite which forms most of Mount Eielson and which was intruded probably in late Mesozoic time. The intrusive has sent a multitude of dikes and sills into the associated sediments.
Date: 1933
Creator: Reed, John C.
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Mineral Deposits Near the West Fork of the Chulitna River Alaska

Description: From abstract: The area in the vicinity of the West Fork of the Chulitna River, Alaska, one of those examined in 1931 in connection with the study of mineral resources in districts tributary to the Alaska Railroad, contains numerous prospects but, as yet, no productive mines. Its placer deposits are negligible but some of its lodes may prove valuable for gold and silver and perhaps also for copper and arsenic.
Date: 1933
Creator: Ross, Clyde P.
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The Moose Pass-Hope District, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Description: This report provides and in-depth description of the Moose Pass-Hope District in Alaska, including on overview of the general area, physical geology, and economic geology.
Date: 1933
Creator: Tuck, Ralph
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Miocene Foraminifera of the Coastal Plain of the Eastern United States

Description: From introduction: In the following report the species of Foraminifera found in the Miocene of the Coastal Plain region of the eastern United States from Florida to Maryland are described and recorded. Numerous papers have been published on this region, some of which, however, are largely lists. Where the original material on which a paper was based has not been available for the present study, the records have been omitted, as it is very difficult to place the species in their proper position without seeing the actual specimens.
Date: 1933
Creator: Cushman, Joseph A. & Cahill, Edgar D.
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Origin of the Anhydrite Cap Rock of American Salt Domes

Description: From abstract: The thesis of this paper is that the anhydrite cap rock of salt domes originated by the residual accumulation and consolidation, on top of a salt stock, of sedimentary anhydrite freed from the salt by solution of the top of the stock. This hypothesis is compared with that of origin from a bed of sedimentary anhydrite supposed to have overlain the salt of the salt stock in depth and to have been forced up on top of the stock as it rose. The strongest basis for the hypothesis of residual accumulation is the presence, between the anhydrite cap rock and the top of the salt stock on many salt domes, of a flat solution surface, the "salt table," decapitating anhydrite-bearing folds in the salt. The paper considers other general geologic evidence and internal petrographic evidence with a view to ascertaining to what extent they confirm or at least fit this interpretation.
Date: 1933
Creator: Goldman, Marcus I.
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Experiments with needle bearings

Description: Experiments and results are presented in testing needle bearings, especially in comparison with roller bearings. Reduction in coefficient of friction is discussed as well as experimental methods and recording devices.
Date: May 1, 1933
Creator: Ferretti, Pericle
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Flight-test data on the static fore-and-aft stability of various German airplanes

Description: The static longitudinal stability of an airplane with locked elevator is usually determined by analysis and model tests. The present report proposes to supply the results of such measurements. The method consisted of recording the dynamic pressure versus elevator displacement at different center-of-gravity positions in unaccelerated flight.
Date: May 1, 1933
Creator: Hubner, Walter
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The flight of an autogiro at high speed

Description: This report presents a method for computing the flight performance of an autogiro at high speed, the velocity component along the blades being accounted for by calculation of the profile drag and the equation for zero torque.
Date: December 1933
Creator: Bennett, J. A. J.
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The process of separation in the turbulent friction layer

Description: The separation of the flow which occurs at large angles of attack on the suction side of an airplane wing is attributable to phenomena in the flowing fluid layer adjacent to the surface; the fluid particles slowed up by the friction on the surface can no longer advance against an unduly great pressure rise. It is of vital importance that there exist two types of flow - laminar and turbulent - in the fluid layer flowing in the immediate vicinity of a body. According to Prandtl, by whom the whole theory was developed, we speak in the first case of a laminar boundary layer, in the second, of a turbulent friction layer. (author).
Date: February 1, 1933
Creator: Gruschwitz, E
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Pressure and frictional resistance of a cylinder at Reynolds numbers 5,000 to 40,000

Description: This report presents the results of a series of free-jet measurements to determine the pure frictional resistance of a cylinder from the difference between total resistance and pressure at Reynolds Numbers 5,000 to 40,700. The skin friction is 5 percent of the total resistance at Re = 5,000, and had dropped to 2 percent at Re = 40,000, which supports Thom's theory.
Date: July 1, 1933
Creator: Schiller, L & Linke, W
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Lift and drag characteristics and gliding performance of an autogiro as determined in flight

Description: This report presents the results of flight test of the Pitcairn "PCA-2" autogiro. Lift and drag coefficients with the propeller stopped have been determined over approximately a 90 degree range of angles of attack. Based on the sum of fixed-wing and swept-disk areas, the maximum lift coefficient is 0.895, the minimum drag coefficient with propeller stopped is 0.015, and the maximum l/d with propeller stopped is 4.8. Lift coefficients were found also with the propeller delivering positive thrust and did not differ consistently from those found with propeller stopped. Curves of gliding performance included in this report show a minimum vertical velocity of 15 feet per second at an air speed of 36 miles per hour and a flight-path angle of -17 degrees. In vertical descent the vertical velocity is 35 feet per second.
Date: January 1, 1933
Creator: Wheatley, John B
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Measurement of the differential and total thrust and torque of six full-scale adjustable-pitch propellers

Description: Force measurements giving total thrust and torque, and propeller slip stream surveys giving differential thrust and torque were simultaneously made on each of six full-scale propellers in the 20-foot propeller-research tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. They were adjustable-pitch metal propellers 9.5 feet in diameter; three had modified Clark Y blade sections and three had modified RAF-6 blade sections. This report gives the differential thrust and torque and the variation caused by changing the propeller tip speed and the pitch setting. The total thrust and torque obtained from integration of the thrust and torque distribution curves are compared with those obtained by direct force measurements.
Date: January 1, 1933
Creator: Stickle, George W
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Tests of nacelle-propeller combinations in various positions with reference to wings 3: Clark y wing - various radial-engine cowlings - tractor propeller

Description: From Summary: "This report is the third of a series giving the results obtained in the 20-foot wind tunnel on the interference drag, and propulsive efficiency of nacelle-propeller-wing combinations. The first report gave the results of the tests of an NACA cowled air-cooled engine nacelle with tractor propeller located in 21 positions with reference to a thick wing. The second report gave the results for several engine cowlings and nacelles with tractor propeller located in four positions with reference to same wing. The present report gives results of tests of the same nacelles and cowlings in the same positions with reference to a smaller wing of Clark y section. The lift, drag, and propulsive efficiency were determined at several angles of attack for each cowling and in each nacelle location."
Date: April 20, 1933
Creator: Wood, Donald H.
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Fuel vaporization and its effect on combustion in a high-speed compression-ignition engine

Description: The tests discussed in this report were conducted to determine whether or not there is appreciable vaporization of the fuel injected into a high-speed compression-ignition engine during the time available for injection and combustion. The effects of injection advance angle and fuel boiling temperature were investigated. The results show that an appreciable amount of the fuel is vaporized during injection even though the temperature and pressure conditions in the engine are not sufficient to cause ignition either during or after injection, and that when the conditions are such as to cause ignition the vaporization process affects the combustion. The results are compared with those of several other investigators in the same field.
Date: January 1, 1933
Creator: Rothrock, A. M. & Waldron, C. D.
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