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Mining and Furnacing Mercury Ore at the New Idria Mine, San Benito County, California

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mining methods and operations of mercury at the New Idria Mine. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this report is to promote the development and conservation of our mineral resources by dissemination of technological information on mining and processing procedures, and related practices at operating mines" (p. 1). This report includes maps, tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1961
Creator: Linn, R. K. & Dietrick, W. F.
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Mining and Furnacing Methods and Costs, Abbott Mine, Cog Minerals Corporation, Lake County, California

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing mining methods and costs from Abbott Mine in Lake County, California. As stated in the introduction, "this report summarizes past operations and describes, in detail, the geology and ore deposits; exploration and mining methods; and furnacing and condensing operations. It covers the entire operation from initial exploration to the actual production of mercury" (p. 1). This report includes maps, tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1962
Creator: Johnson, Albin Carl & Hanson, F. D.
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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.
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Control of Metallurgical and mineral dusts and fumes in Los Angeles County, California

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing metallurgical and mineral fumes and dusts in Los Angeles County, California. Properties of dusts and fumes from different minerals are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: April 1952
Creator: Allen, Glenn L.; Viets, Floyd H. & McCabe, Louis C.
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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
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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.
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Mineral Industries Survey of the United States: California, Kern County, Mojave District: The Golden Queen and other Mines of the Mojave District, California

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the mineral production of mines in Kern County, California. Mining and milling methods of these mines are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: January 1937
Creator: Julihn, C. E. & Horton, F. W.
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The Gasoline Situation

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the demands on the oil industry due to an increase in automobiles in the United States. Improvements in drilling methods and refinery practices are presented. This report includes a table.
Date: March 1926
Creator: Hill, Harry H.
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Results of a Biological Survey of Mount Shasta California

Description: From introduction: "Biological survey of northern California from the Madeline Plains to the Pacific Ocean and from the Oregon boundary to Lassen Butte and parts of the Sierra, with Mount Shasta occupying a nearly central position."
Date: October 28, 1899
Creator: Merriam, C. Hart
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The Death Valley Expedition: A Biological Survey of Parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, Part 2

Description: Collection of reports on Death Valley, the bordering region of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Reports include birds, reptiles and Batrachians, fishes, insects, mollusks, trees and shrubs, cactuses and yuccas, and list of localities in the reports.
Date: May 31, 1893
Creator: Fisher, A. K.; Stejneger, Leonhard; Gilbert, Charles H.; Riley, C. V.; Stearns, R. E. C.; Merriam, C. Hart et al.
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Methods of Shutting Off Water in Oil and Gas Wells

Description: Report discussing methods of shutting off water in oil and gas wells in California, the Midwest, and the Gulf. Emphasis is on the methods used in California and suggestions for modifying California methods to make them applicable in other localities.
Date: October 1918
Creator: Tough, F. B.
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Underground Wastes in Oil and Gas Fields and Methods of Prevention

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the underground wastes of oil and gas in drilling fields. As stated in the introduction, "the writers have endeavored to establish the manner and importance of underground waste by citing a few cases and to show the means whereby it can be prevented" (p. 5). This paper includes illustrations.
Date: July 1916
Creator: McMurray, William F. & Lewis, James O.
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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.
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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.
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Technical Proposal Salton Sea Geothermal Power Pilot Plant Program

Description: The proposed Salton Sea Geothermal Power Pilot Plant Program comprises two phases. The objective of Phase 1 is to develop the technology for power generation from high-temperature, high-salinity geothermal brines existing in the Salton Sea known geothermal resources area. Phase 1 work will result in the following: (a) Completion of a preliminary design and cost estimate for a pilot geothermal brine utilization facility. (b) Design and construction of an Area Resource Test Facility (ARTF) in which developmental geothermal utilization concepts can be tested and evaluated. Program efforts will be divided into four sub-programs; Power Generation, Mineral Extraction, Reservoir Production, and the Area Resources Test Facility. The Power Generation Subprogram will include testing of scale and corrosion control methods, and critical power cycle components; power cycle selection based on an optimization of technical, environmental and economic analyses of candidate cycles; preliminary design of a pilot geothermal-electric generating station to be constructed in Phase 2 of this program. The Mineral Extraction Subprogram will involve the following: selection of an optimum mineral recovery process; recommendation of a brine clean-up process for well injection enhancement; engineering, construction and operation of mineral recovery and brine clean-up facilities; analysis of facility operating results from environmental, economical and technical point-of-view; preliminary design of mineral recovery and brine clean-up facilities of sufficient size to match the planned pilot power plant. The Reservoir Production Subprogram will include monitoring the operation and maintenance of brine production, handling and injection systems which were built with private funding in phase 0, and monitoring of the brine characteristics and potential subsidence effects during well production and injection. Based on the above, recommendations and specifications will be prepared for production and injection systems necessary to serve the pilot power and mineral recovery plants planned for Phase 3. The scope of the Area Resource Test ...
Date: March 28, 1975
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California Agricultural Production and Irrigated Water Use

Description: This report provides an overview of California's farm economy, specifically examining the current state of the water supply and the use of irrigation water.
Date: June 30, 2015
Creator: Johnson, Renée & Cody, Betsy A.
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California's Waiver Request to Control Greenhouse Gases Under the Clean Air Act

Description: This report reviews the nature of Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) authority, as well as that of California and other states, to regulate emissions from mobile sources. It includes a discussion fo the applicability of that authority to greenhouse gases (GHGs) and issues related to the California waiver request.
Date: March 4, 2008
Creator: McCarthy, James E. & Meltz, Robert
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Final Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan for the Calico Solar (formerly SES Solar One) Project

Description: This Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) addresses the possible Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approval of an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan to allow solar energy development on a proposed project site, up to 8,230 acres in size, 37 miles east of Barstow, California.
Date: August 2010
Creator: United States. Bureau of Land Management.
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San Bernardino 1° x 2° NTMS Area, California: Data Report (Abbreviated)

Description: From abstract: This abbreviated data report presents results of ground water and stream/surface sediment reconnaissance in the National Topographic Map Series (NTMS) San Bernardino 10 x 2 quadrangle. Surface sediment samples were collected at 1539 sites, at a target sampling density of one site per 13 square kilometers (five square miles). Surface water samples were collected at 39 of these sites. Ground water samples were collected at 392 sites. Neutron activation analysis (NAA) results are given for uranium and 16 other elements in sediments, and for uranium and 9 other elements in ground water. Mass spectrometry results are given for helium in ground water. Field measurements and observations are reported for each site. Analytical data and field measurements are presented in tables and maps.
Date: August 1981
Creator: Bennett, C. B.
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National Uranium Resource Evaluation: Kingman Quadrangle, Arizona, Nevada, and California

Description: From Introduction: "The Kingman Quadrangle, Arizona, Nevada, and California (Fig. 1), was evaluated to identify geologic environments and delineate areas that exhibit characteristics favorable for uranium deposits.
Date: September 1982
Creator: Luning, R. H.; Penley, H. M.; Johnson, C. L. & Dotterrer, F. E.
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