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Model Study of Wave and Surge Action, Naval Operating Base, Terminal Island, San Pedro, California

Description: The study reported herein was conducted in 1944 at the Waterways Experiment Station for the Bureau of Yards and Docks, U. S. Navy Department. Its purpose was to determine the best of several plans proposed for protecting the piers and dry docks at the Naval Operating Base, Terminal Island, San Pedro, California, from the effects of wave and surge action.
Date: September 1947
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Autunite Deposit in the Rosamond Hills, Kern County, California

Description: From introduction: An autunite deposit in the SW 1/4 sec. 25, T. 10 N., R. 13 W. San Bernardino meridian, was visited by F. M. Chace on May 6 and 15, 1950. The deposit is about 100 yards west of a north-south country road and is at an altitude of approximately 2,775 feet. The autunite-bearing tuffaceous sandstone strikes N. 35-40 W. and dips 20 -25 SW. It has been traced about 40 feet along the strike at the base of the outcrop and for about 20 feet up the dip. Insufficient work was done to give an accurate idea of the size of the deposit or to determine if other autunite-bearing beds are present.
Date: August 1940
Creator: Chace, F. M.
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Geology of the Kettleman Hills Oil Field, California: Stratigraphy, Paleontology, and Structure

Description: From Introduction: The field work that furnished the basis for this report was begun in 1930 and was continued at intervals until 1934. The anticlinal character of the Kettleman Hills is apparent to even the casual observer, but the many structural complications due to an intricate network of minor faults, at least in North Dome and Middle Dome, are much less obvious. Though it is improbable that these faults have any relation to the occurrence of oil, an attempt was made to map them, not only to represent the structure adequately but also because the stratigraphy could not be understood if they were neglected. Faunal zones were particularly useful in mapping. On the other hand, some lithologic units proved to be more persistent than had been expected. The two sets of features-fossils and lithology-served as checks on each other.
Date: 1940
Creator: Woodring, W. P.; Stewart, Ralph & Richards, R. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tungsten Deposits in the Sierra Nevada Near Bishop, California: A Preliminary Report

Description: From abstract: Scheelite ore bodies occur at widely separated localities in the Sierra Nevada near Bishop, Calif. The scheelite is found in altered sedimentary rocks at or near the contact between granitic rocks and limestones that are partly changed to silicate rocks composed largely of garnet. Mineralization was closely connected with the intrusion of the granite, the latest of the varied intrusives that make up the rocks of the Sierra Nevada.
Date: 1941
Creator: Lemmon, Dwight M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quicksilver Deposits of the Parkfield District, California

Description: From abstract: The Parkfield district, one of the minor California quicksilver districts, lies on the southern end of the Diablo Range, in the southeastern part of Monterey County and the westernmost tip of Kings County. (...) Two geologically similar areas, separated by 10 miles of unmineralized rocks, have been mapped. These areas contain (1) sedimentary, volcanic, and metamorphic rocks belonging to the Franciscan formation, of probable Jurassic age, (2) sedimentary rocks of Cretaceous age, (3) a few outcrops of fossiliferous strata assigned to the Temblor formation, of middle Miocene age, (4) large masses of serpentine emplaced along fault zones in post-Miocene time, (5) lenses of silica-carbonate rock formed by the alteration of the serpentine, and (6) large areas of landslide.
Date: 1942
Creator: Bailey, Edgar Herbert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chromite and quicksilver deposits of the Del Puerto area, Stanislaus County, California

Description: From Introduction: "The present report is based on 10 weeks of field work from mid-November 1940 until late January 1941, and 4 days in May 1941. An area of 5 1/2 square miles in and about Del Puerto Canyon was mapped on a scale of 600 feet to 1 inch, and two small areas in the vicinity of the Adobe Canyon and Black Bart chromite mines were mapped on a scale of 200 feet to 1 inch."
Date: 1942
Creator: Hawkes, H. E., Jr.; Wells, Francis G. & Wheeler, D. P., Jr.
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The Coso Quicksilver District, Inyo County, California

Description: From abstract: The Coso quicksilver district, which is in the Coso Range, Inyo County, Calif., produced 231 flasks of quicksilver between 1935 and 1939. The quicksilver mineral, cinnabar, was not recognized in the district until 1929, although the hot springs near the deposits have been known since about 1875...The granitic rock on which much of the sinter rests is considerably altered. The cinnabar was deposited as films and grains in open spaces in the sinter, during one stage in a sequence of hot spring activities that still continues. The amount of sinter in the district is estimated to be about 1,800,000 tons. Although the greater part of this does not contain much cinnabar, the total quantity of such material is large enough to be of interest as a low-grade ore.
Date: 1943
Creator: Ross, Clyde P. & Yates, Robert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Manganese Deposits in the Paymaster Mining District, Imperial County, California

Description: Abstract: The manganese deposits of the Paymaster district, in Imperial County, Calif., extend along steeply inclined normal fault fissures which cut Tertiary (?) volcanic breccia and fanglomerate. The ore deposits are in part open-space fillings composed largely of psilomelane, and in part fault breccia replaced by psilomelane, pyrolusite, and manganite. Calcite and rock fragments are the chief impurities. High-grade ore now exposed averages about 40 percent manganese, and contains much barium. About 3,000 tons of ore averaging 42 percent manganese was produced from the district by hand-sorting in 1917-18. It is estimated that nearly the same amount could be produced again, largely from present workings. In addition, a few tens of thousands of tons of milling ore, estimated to contain between 10 and 30 percent of manganese, are believed to exist in veins one to three feet wide within one or two hundred feet of the surface.
Date: 1942
Creator: Hadley, Jarvis B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shorter Contributions to General Geology, 1941-42

Description: Preface: The author of this paper gives a thorough description of a complex of very unusual igneous rocks and associated hydrothermal deposits.
Date: 1942
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Some Quicksilver Prospects in Adjacent Parts of Nevada, California, and Oregon

Description: Abstract: This report summarizes the results of reconnaissance study of quicksilver deposits in the northwestern corner of Nevada, the northeastern corner of California, and Lake County, Oreg. made in August 1940. The Lene Pine district, Nevada, the Silvertown and Red Hawk properties in California, and the Currier and Glass Butte properties in Oregon were included. The first two of these require further development before a definite opinion as to their value can be formed. The Red Hawk mine has yielded high-grade ore, but the ore bodies so far worked are very small and scattered. The small amount of development at the recently opened Currier mine has yielded encouraging results. The deposits in the Glass Buttes are large but of such low grade that thorough sampling would be needed to determine their value. In general the region appears to warrant more attention from quicksilver prospectors than it has yet received.
Date: 1941
Creator: Ross, Clyde P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Diatomites of the Pacific Northwest as Filter-Aids

Description: From Introduction Purpose of Investigation: "To determine some of the physical and chemical properties of known Pacific Northwest diatomites, the present investigation was started in 1938 by the Bureau of Mines in cooperation with the College of Mines, University of Washington.
Date: 1944
Creator: Skinner, Kenneth G.; Dammann, Arthur A.; Swift, Roy E.; Eyerly, George B. & Shuck, Gordon R., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety Practices in Dredging and Hydraulic Mining

Description: From Scope of Report: "This paper is based upon the observations made and the records received while dredging and hydraulic-mining operations were visited in Alaska during 1946 and in California during 1946 and 1947. Data from 30 active dredging operations and 34 active hydraulic operations are incorporated in this paper."
Date: 1948
Creator: Fatzinger, R. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety Factors in Construction and Ventilation, Wawona Vehicular Tunnel, Yosemite National Park, California

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the safety and ventilation hazards presented during the construction of the Wawona tunnel in Yosemite National Park. Safety precautions and procedures used during the construction are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1940
Creator: Ash, S. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Economic Considerations in the Recovery of Magnesia from Dolomite

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the recovery of magnesia from dolomite. Processes and methods of recovery are described. This report includes tables.
Date: August 1943
Creator: Schallis, Alvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Some Haulage and Hoisting Hazards in Western Mines

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing safety hazards in western mines. Mine hoisting and haulage accidents are presented. Accident prevention is also discussed. This report includes tables.
Date: December 1942
Creator: Denny, E. H. & Humphrey, H. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining Practices and Safety at the Lava Cap Gold Mining Corporation Mines, Nevada City-Grass Valley District, California

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing mining safety in the Grass Valley mining district. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this paper is not to present an outstanding safety record but to show that gold mining can be pursued with the same degree of safety and improvement as any other industry, if and when the management recognizes that it can and must be done" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1941
Creator: Ash, S. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analyses of Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon Coals

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over analyses of coals from many western states. The characteristics of the coals found in each state are discussed in detail. This paper includes tables, and maps.
Date: 1947
Creator: Andrews, David A.; Hendricks, Thomas A. & Huddle, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United States Earthquakes 1942

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1942. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1942
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United States Earthquakes, 1943

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1943. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1943
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United States Earthquakes, 1945

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1945. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1945
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United States Earthquakes, 1946

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1946. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1946
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United States Earthquakes, 1947

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1947. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1947
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United States Earthquakes, 1949

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1949. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1949
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

United States Earthquakes 1940

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1940. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1940
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department