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United States Bureau of Mines (USBM) : Bulletins :
9x6" through about # 500, 10.5x8” after that, soft-bound unless noted. These are in-depth scientific papers with illustrations and references. When I first started listing these years ago, I generally mentioned only fold-outs and plates in pockets, later descriptions are more detailed. Please ask if you need a larger description of illustrations for any publication. In the later years of the USBM, they incorporated the "Economic Papers" and "Technical Papers" series into "Bulletins."
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United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 48 : 1913 : The selection of explosives used in engineering and mining operations. By Clarence Hall and Spencer P. Howell. 50 pages, 3 plates, 7 figures. This is purely of historical interest and compares different ways to use the explosives available 100 years ago. The plates show results with different factors varied. This report is one of a series dealing with tests of explosives and methods for reducing risk. I will ship this report only inside the United States. (Generally Very Good, with owners' names on cover edge. Has some very minor staining, mostly around rusted staples). $16

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 57 : 1914 : Safety and efficiency in mine tunneling. By David W. Brunton and John A. Davis. 271p., 16 tables, 6 plates, 45 figures. Among many, some of the specific tunnels mentioned are Catskill Aqueduct, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Gunnison tunnel, Laramie-Pudre tunnel, Lucania Tunnel, Marshall-Russel tunnel, Mission tunnel, Newouse tunnel, Rawley tunnel, Roosevelt tunnel, Stilwell tunnel, Strawberry tunnel, Sutro Tunnel, Tequizquac tunnel, Shoshone tunnel, Mount Cenis Tunnel, Hoosac tunnel, St. Gothard tunnel, Arlberg tunnel, Simplon tunnel, Loetschberg tunnel, Busk-Ivanhoe tunnel, Severn tunnel, Totley tunnel, Aspen tunnel, Arthur’s Pass tunnel, Mont Royal tunnel, and others. This report includes ancient and modern tunnels for many different purposes. Very Good. $28

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 62 : 1913 : National Mine-rescue and First-aid conference, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 23-26, 1912. By Herbert M. Wilson. 74 pages. This is a curious report and will undoubtedly be interesting for someone who is researching mining history. Among much more, it includes information on “Using untrained men in rescue work,” “Maximum distance crews should proceed beyond fresh air,” Rescue apparatus and rescue training,” and such. (Fair. All Good, but the front cover cracked apart at a crease. No paper is missing there and you could tape on the back for a nice appearance if desired. Cover does have various small ownership marks and two tiny edge chips). $7

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 80 : 1915 : A primer on explosives for metal miners and quarrymen. By Charles E. Munroe and Clarence Hall. 125p., 15 plates, 17 figures. A neat detailed vintage report. I will ship this report only inside the United States. (Fair. All Very Good, but front cover loose and spine ends chipped) $28

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 81 : 1915 : The smelting of copper ores in the electric furnace by Dorsey A. Lyon and Robert M. Keeney. 80p. Stamped "Property of Howland Bancroft, consulting mining geologist' - how is that for a fun provenance? (Very Good, one page margin has a chip) $12

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 100 : 1915 : Manufacture and uses of Alloy steels. By Hibbard. 77p. (No back cover. Extracted from Hardbound book with multiple bulletins, so has a spine with a rough texture and no label. ) $3

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 102 : 1916 : Inflammability of Illinois coal dust. Photos. By Clement & Scholl. 74p. (No back cover. Extracted from Hardbound book with multiple bulletins, so has a spine with a rough texture and no label. ) $3

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 105: 1916 : Black damp in mines. By Burrell et. al. 88p. (No back cover. Extracted from Hardbound book with multiple bulletins, so has a spine with a rough texture and no label. ) $5

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 108: 1916 : Melting aluminum chips. By Gillett & James. 88p. (No back cover. Extracted from Hardbound book with multiple bulletins, so has a spine with a rough texture and no label. ) $2

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 138: 1917 : Coking of Illinois coals, nicely illustrated. By Ovitz . 68p. $3

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United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 150 : 1919 : Electrodeposition of gold and silver from cyanide solutions. By S. B. Christy. 171p., 8 plates, 41 figures. Very Good. $10

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 151 : 1918 : Recovery of gasoline from natural gas by compression and refrigeration by W.P. Dykema. 123p., nice photos of installations and equipment, fold-outs. (bumped corner) $10

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 157 : 1918 : Innovations in the metallurgy of Lead. By Dorsey A. Lyon and Oliver C. Ralston. 176p. (upper blank edge of cover missing a slice of paper, lower spine end chipped) $8

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 211 : 1923 : The Chloride volatilization process of ore treatment. By Thomas Varley, E. P. Barrett, C. C. Stevenson, and Robert H. Bradford. With an introductory chapter by Stuart Croasdale. 99 pages, 28 tables, 7 plates, 5 figures. (Good. Spine ends a bit rough) $5

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 218 : 1922 : The technology of Slate. By Oliver Bowles. 132 pages, 7 tables, 6 photographic plates, 41 figures, neat vintage photos! (Ownership marks on cover and title page) $11

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 223 : 1923 : Investigation of powdered coal as fuel for power-plant boilers : tests at Oneida street power station, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. By Kreisinger et. al. 92p. (Extracted from Hardbound book with multiple bulletins, so has a spine with a rough texture and no label. ) $3

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 235 : 1925 : Mine timber, its selection, storage, treatment, and use. By R. R. Hornor and Harry E. Tufft. With a chapter on methods of prolonging life of mine timber by George M. Hunt. 118p., 15 tables, 17 plates, 3 figures. Includes photos of Cliffs shaft houses in Ishpeming, Michigan; Curry shaft in Vulcan, Michigan; Creosoting plant in Colorado and more. This is a great report - anyone interested in mining history will love it! (Cover has multiple small owners' marks). $34

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 238 : 1927 : Subsidence due to coal mining in Illinois. By C. A. Herbert and J. J. Rutledge. 59 pages, 52 figures. This report is illustrated nicely with photos from inside the mine and from damaged buildings above the mine, as well as fold-out maps of the mines and much more. Includes Illinois longwall coal field, Perry county, Macoupin county, and Franklin county. Very interesting! (Cover has multiple small owners' marks and is weakening along a crease. Overall good). $12

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 243 : 1926 : Diamond drilling, with special reference to oil field prospecting and development. By Frank A. Edson. 170p., 39 figures. Nice photos of equipment. $6

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 248 : 1925 : Metal-mine accidents in the United States during the calendar year 1923. By William W. Adams. 90 pages, 49 tables. This interesting report includes statistics not only from 1923, but also comparisons to earlier years. Accidents are investigated by kinds of metal produced, hours of exposure, mining methods, severity by cause of accident, and much more. For example, “During the 10-year period 1914 to 1923, the average fatality rate for the room-and-pillar system was 4.59 per 1,000 employees and the average nonfatal injury rate was 374.” (Good. Has numerous small ownership marks). $7

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 254 : 1926 : Smoke-Abatement investigation at Salt Lake City, Utah. By Osborn Monnett, G. St. J. Perrott, and H. W. Clark. 98 pages, 24 figures including some shocking photos of the air pollution in the city. Also has sample photos of smokestacks for the classes of smoke in the Ringelmann Chart. (Good. Has numerous small ownership marks). $12

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 257 : 1925 : Review of safety and health conditions in the mines at Butte, Montana. By G. S. Rice and R. R. Sayers. 29 pages, 8 figures, 1 plate (a fold-out page of the notice posted at shaft station as safeguard to miners). (Good, with numerous small ownership marks). $6

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 258 : 1926 : Suggestions for the design of electrical accessories for permissible mining equipment. By Ilsley & Gleim. 47p. (Extracted from Hardbound book with multiple bulletins, so has a spine with a rough texture and no label.) $4

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 261 : 1927 : Resistance of metal-mine airways. Fold-out figures. By McElroy. 149p. (Extracted from Hardbound book with multiple bulletins, so has a spine with a rough texture and no label. ) $5

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United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 263 : 1926 : Quarry accidents in the United States during the calendar year 1924. By William W. Adams. 76 pages, 47 tables. This interesting report includes statistics not only from 1924, but also comparisons to earlier years. Accidents are investigated by kinds of rock produced, hours of exposure, principal causes, small versus large quarries, and much more. (Good, with numerous small ownership marks). $7

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 264 : 1926 : Metal-mine accidents in the United States during the calendar year 1924. By William W. Adams. 98 pages, 56 tables. This interesting report includes statistics not only from 1924, but also comparisons to earlier years. Accidents are investigated by kinds of metal produced, hours of exposure, mining methods, severity by cause of accident, and much more. (Good, with numerous small ownership marks). $7

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 265 : 1928 : Leakage from high-pressure natural-gas transmission lines. Fold-out figures. By Rawlins & Wosk. 108p., 32 figures. (Extracted from Hardbound book with multiple bulletins, so has a spine with a rough texture and no label. - - - OR - - - Original paper wraps with mild ripple, thin water mark in some margins. Please tell me which copy you prefer. ) $4

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 266 : 1927 : Technology and uses of silica and sand. Photos, fold-out figures. By Weigel. 204p. (Extracted from Hardbound book with multiple bulletins, so has a spine with a rough texture and no label. ) $3

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 288 : 1928 : Quarry accidents in the United States during the calendar year 1926. By William W. Adams. 90 pages, 56 tables. This interesting report includes statistics not only from 1926, but also comparisons to earlier years. Accidents are investigated by kinds of rock produced, hours of exposure, principal causes, small versus large quarries, accidents at cement mills, and much more. (Good, with numerous small ownership marks). $7

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 292 : 1928 : Metal-mine accidents in the United States during the calendar year 1926. By William W. Adams. 119 pages, 63 tables. This interesting report includes statistics not only from 1926, but also comparisons to earlier years. Accidents are investigated by kinds of metal produced, hours of exposure, mining methods, severity by cause of accident, and much more. (Good, with numerous small ownership marks). $7

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 304 : 1929 : Ochers and mineral pigments of the Pacific Northwest : occurrence, possible methods of preparation, and testing of ochers, siennas, and colored clays. By Hewitt Wilson. 74 pages, 18 figures. Includes Deer Park, Clayton, Vera, Clay City, Mashell River and more. Also of interest to artists who might like to experiment with raw pigments. (Good, with numerous small ownership marks). $7

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 312 : 1929 : Bauxite : float and sink fractionations and flotation experiments. Photos! By Gandrud. 101p. (Extracted from Hardbound book with multiple bulletins, so has a spine with a rough texture and no label. ) $3

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 347 : 1931 : Gases that occur in metal mines. By D. Harrington and E. H. Denny. 21 pages. Has specific mention of Rico district in Colorado, Cripple Creek district in Colorado, East Tintic district in Utah. How is this for a chilling quote, “One idle mine of considerable extent was entirely free of gas during good weather, but when a storm arose the mine filled with carbon dioxide and nitrogen so that the light of a carbide lamp was extinguished 20 feet outside the portal.” Yikes!! Includes information on deaths, ventilation, and the reasons for the presence of the gases. (Good, with numerous small ownership marks). $7

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 356 : 1934 : Sampling and estimation of ore deposits. By Chas. F. Jackson and John B. Knaebel. 155p., 35 figures. Includes specifics of sampling techniques from hundreds of U.S. mines. $12

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 359 : 1932 : Permissible electric cap lamps and ventilation in certain California Mines and water-tunnel construction. By S. H. Ash and J. H. Rankin. 36 pages, 12 figures. This is a very interesting report about the new, safer electric head lamps and other lamps. Also somewhat creepy reading about the accidents. Earlier open-flame-type lamps caused explosions and fires leading to mine disasters and fatal accidents. Makes specific mention of Upper Alameda Creek Tunnel, Hetch Hetchy water project, Mitchell Tunnel, Mocho shaft, Tesla Tunnel, Oceanic quicksilver mine, Coast Range mountains. (Good, with numerous small ownership marks). $7

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United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 372 : 1934 : Accounting system and office management procedure for medium size metal mines. By Albert E. Keller. 84p., 50 printed forms, 1 chart. Very interesting from a historical perspective. (Good, but with minor rippling and a rusty staple) $6

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 386 : 1935 : Quarry accidents in the United States during the calendar year 1933. By William W. Adams and Virginia E. Erwin. 62 pages, 3 figures, 33 tables. This interesting report includes statistics not only from 1933, but also comparisons to earlier years. Accidents are investigated by kinds of rock produced, outstanding safety records, principal causes, small versus large quarries, accidents at cement mills, and much more. (Good, with numerous small ownership marks). $7

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 416 : 1938 : Quarry accidents in the United States during the calendar year 1936. By William W. Adams and Virginia E. Wrenn. 71 pages, 3 figures, 44 tables. This interesting report includes statistics not only from 1936, but also comparisons to earlier years. Accidents are investigated by kinds of rock produced, ratio of injuries to fatalities, principal causes, small versus large quarries, accidents at cement mills, and much more. It is worth getting several of these reports just to read about the working conditions and dangers of the age. (Good, with numerous small ownership marks). $7

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 422 : 1939 : Metal-mine accidents in the United States during the calendar year 1936. By William W. Adams and M. E. Kolhos. 53 pages, 36 tables. This interesting report includes statistics not only from 1936, but also some comparisons to earlier years. Accidents are investigated by kinds of metal produced, Cause, State, hours of exposure, and much more. Placer mines are included, as are mines that operated without fatal accidents. (Good, with some ownership marks). $5

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 423 : 1940 : Mechanical shoveling in underground metal mines. By McHenry Mosier and J. H. Steinmesch. 97p., 29 figures. Presents recent data on mechanical shoveling in underground metal mines and in selected nonmetal mines. Describes various mechanical shovels and discusses improved technique in loading and changes in loading practice in certain mining districts. Lots of neat photos of vintage equipment. Very Good. $15

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 425 : 1941 : Magnetic separation of ores. By R. S. Dean and C. W. Davis. 417p., 165 figures. A comprehensive tome, if ever there was one! Discusses briefly operations and trends in magnetic separation, explains magnetic separation, describes and classifies machines used, and outlines their development as disclosed by patents and examples of practice on wide variety of ores. (Good, lower spine end chipped. $12

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 426 : 1940 : Quarry accidents in the United States during the calendar year 1937. By William W. Adams and Virginia E. Wrenn. 73 pages, 3 figures, 45 tables. This interesting report includes statistics not only from 1937, but also some comparisons to earlier years. Accidents are investigated by type of quarry, ratio of injuries to fatalities, principal causes, small versus large quarries, accidents at cement mills, and much more. Includes underground quarries. (Good, with some ownership marks). $5

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 432 : 1940 : Quarry accidents in the United States during the calendar year 1938. By William W. Adams and Virginia E. Wrenn. 75 pages, 3 figures, 46 tables. This interesting report includes statistics not only from 1938, but also some comparisons to earlier years. Accidents are investigated by type of quarry, ratio of injuries to fatalities, principal causes, small versus large quarries, accidents at cement mills, and much more. Includes Plants operated without fatal injuries. (Good, with some ownership marks). $5

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 433 : 1941 : Open-cut metal mining. By E. D. Gardner and McHenry Mosier. 176p., 60 figures. Among much more, specific mention is made of Mesabi range mines, Cuyuna range mines, Marquette range mines (Tilden, Volunteer, Richmond), Gogebic district (Plymouth), Iron Springs district in Utah, Copper mines (Utah Copper, New Cornelia, Chino, Copper Falt, United Verde, Morenci), Gold mining (Yellow Aster, Iron Mountain, Orogrande-Frisco, Weepah, Comstock, Bi-Metallic, Big Canyon, Knob Hill), Oronogo mine, Sulphur Bank mine, Cloverdale mine, and more. (Good. All Very Good, but brighter green cover has sunned edges). $18

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 439 : 1941 : Some essential safety factors in tunneling. By D. Harrington and S. H. Ash. 61p., 35 figures. Examples from the following (among others) are used : Colorado River aqueduct, Delaware aqueduct, Mono Craters tunnel in California, Morenci mine, San Jacinto tunnel. Very Good. $18

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 453 : 1944 : Report submitted to the Trail Smelter Arbitral Tribunal. By R. S. Dean and R. E. Swain. Includes (all in one binding) : Part 1 – Operational features of Trail Smelter; Part 2 – Meteorological investigations in Columbia River Valley near Trail; and Part 3 – Provisional regulations adopted during Trial period and their effectiveness. Appendix : Final regime prescribed by Tribunal. 304 pages, 130 figures. This substantial report summarizes an important early court case pertaining to air pollution from a smelter Canada that carried into United States. Sulphur Dioxide, Columbia Gardens, Duncan’s Flat. Includes many photos showing the air pollution at different times, the instruments used and more. (Good. Has some ownership marks, sunned cover edges, especially the spine, pages inside a bit tanned). $18

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 454 : 1944 : Fundamentals of coal sampling. By Bertrand A. Landry. 127 pages, 41 figures. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 459 : 1944 : Potash salts from Texas – New Mexico polyhalite deposits : commercial possibilities, proposed technology, and pertinent salt-solution equilibria. By John E. Conley and Everett P. Partridge. 251 pages, 62 figures. Potassium salts. This is the region roughly enclosed by Lubbock Texas, Pecos Texas, and Roswell New Mexico. (Good. Minor ownership marks). $15

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United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 495 : 1950 : Preparation characteristics of some coals available for the synthetic liquid fuels industry. By Thomas Fraser, William L. Crentz, and Orrin T. Barrett. 132 pages, 92 figures. Includes Pittsburgh bed in Pennsylvania, Number 6 bed in Ohio, 5 in West Virginia, 4 in Indiana, 5 and 6 in Illinois, 6 in Kentucky, Lower Sunnyside bed in Utah, Adaville, Monarch and Rock Springs beds in Wyoming, Rosebud bed in Montana, Lignite coals in North Dakota. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 501 : 1952 : Coal deposit, Coal Creek District, Gunnison county, Colorado : reserves, coking properties, and petrographic and chemical characteristics. By Albert L. Toenges, Louis A. Turnbull, J. D. Davis, D. A. Reynolds, B. C. Parks, H. M. Cooper, and R. F. Abernethy. 83 pages, 14 tables, 23 figures. This coal area is east of Hotchkiss. Includes mention of Anthracite Creek valley, Deep Creek canyon, Muddy Creek, Gunnison River, Sunnyside bed, Lower bed, Snowshoe Creek. (Good. Spine ends a bit rough, some ownership marks). $5

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 517 : 1952 : Barrier pillars in Lackawanna Basin, northern field Anthracite region of Pennsylvania. By S. H. Ash, B. S. Davies, H. E. Jenkins, and W. M. Romischer. 114 pages, 6 figures (4 are in pocket), 2 tables. Includes the following mines and more : Jermyn, Powderly, Gravity Slope, Waddell, Elizabeth Rought, Sterrick Creek, Peck Shalft, Lackawanna, Olyphant, Underwood, Pancoast, Marvine, Capouse, Mount Pleasant, Pine Brook, Greenwood, Scranton, Sibley, Broadwell. $22

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 524 : 1953 : Visual-arc spectroscopic analysis. By Maurice J. Peterson and Howard W. Jaffe. 20p., 7 tables, 4 figures. Green HARDBACK. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 535 : 1954 : Coal mine bumps : some aspects of occurrence, cause and control. By Charles T. Holland and Edward Thomas. 37 pages, 39 figures, 3 tables. Well illustrated. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 550 : 1956 : Petrography of American coals. By B. C. Parks and H. J. O’Donnell. 193p., 12 tables. 39 figures. (one page missing a corner tip). $3

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 561 : 1956 : Zirconium. By the staff of the Northwest Electrodevlopment Laboratory. 190p., 138 figures, 34 tables. Includes great photos of vintage equipment and men in action. SCARCE.

Choose your copy of U. S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 561 :
Very Good (bumped corner) - $18
Fair (Generally Good, but has cover wear and bumped corners) - $8

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 573 : 1957 : Micro-seismic method of determining the stability of underground openings. By Leonard Obert and Wilbur I. Duvall. 18 pages, 9 figures, 5 tables, neat illustrations. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 575 : 1959 : Occurrence and determination of Germanium in coal ash from powerplants. By R. C. Corey, J. W. Myers, C. H. Schwartz, F. H. Gibson, and P. J. Colbassani. 68 pages, 35 figures, 25 tables. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 578 : 1959 : Synthetic liquid fuels from hydrogenation of carbon monoxide : Cobalt and Iron catalysts for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis : preparation and characterization of catalysts, synthesis tests, and reaction mechanism. By J. F. Shultz, L. J. E. Hofer, E. M. Cohn, K. C. Stein, and R. B. Anderson. 139 pages, 82 figures, 71 tables. This is listed as “Part 2 of Two Parts” with the following description : “This is the second report on laboratory studies of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The first (United States Bureau of Mines Technical Paper 709) contains a review of the literature and results of the Bureau’s research on cobalt and iron catalysts through 1946. The present bulletin completes the account of studies of cobalt catalysts and summarizes work on iron catalysts through 1953.” $3

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 603 : 1962 : Electrostatic separation of granular materials. By F. Fraas. 155p., 76 figures, 66 tables. (bumped edge) $3

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 616 : 1963 : Historical documentation of major coal-mine disasters in the United States not classified as explosions of gas or dust : 1846-1962. By Charles M. Keenan. 90 pages, 6 tables. This very interesting and chilling report describes the major disasters by mine fires, haulage, roof falls and bumps, inundations, explosives, and other miscellaneous causes. In the tables, the various disasters are listed by type, date, name of mine, locations of mine, and number killed. There is also a written description of each disaster. $24

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 647 : 1969 : Fluorine micas. By Haskiel R. Shell and Kenneth H. Ivey. 291 pages, 86 figures, 132 tables. In this report, detailed data and descriptions are given on compositions, syntheses, products, and uses, and on the properties including physical dielectric, chemical, X-ray, optical, and structural. Synthesizing large single crystals or film suitable to replace natural muscovite or phlogopite and more. (Very Good, minor library marks). $15

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 682 : 1985 : Recovery of Tungsten from Searles Lake brines by an ion-exchange process. By P. B. Altringer and others. 47 pages, 23 figures, 33 tables. Searles Lake is a nearly dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert of California. (Good, with numerous ownership marks). $5

United States Bureau of Mines Bulletin 684 : 1985 : Bureau of Mines research on recycling scrapped automobiles. By K. C. Dean, J. W. Sterner, M. B. Shirts, and L. J. Froisland. 46 pages, 31 figures, 37 tables. Covers different age classes of cars, different methods of separating and recovering useful materials. More interesting than you might think! (Good, with numerous ownership marks). $5

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United States Bureau of Mines Technical Papers :
9x6", soft-bound. Staple bound, no stiffer cover, just a regular page printed as the cover.

United States Bureau of Mines Technical Paper 381 : 1927 : Heavy liquids for mineralogical analyses by John D. Sullivan. 26p. Fairly crudely bound into a hardboard pamphlet binder. (Library stickers and pocket). $2

United States Bureau of Mines Technical Paper 383 : 1926 : Blasting to lessen bowlders in hard-ore stopes. By E. D. Gardner and S. P. Howell. 23p., 8 figures. (Good/Fair : Cover partly split along spine and creased) $4

United States Bureau of Mines Technical Paper 399 : 1926 : Recovery of Molybdite from the ore. By H. A. Doerner. 13p., 3 figures. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Technical Paper 494 : 1931 : Coper and zinc in cyanidation sulphide-acid precipitation. By Edmund S. Leaver and Jesse A. Woolf. 63p., 8 figures. Gives a proposed process that fills the need for a commercial method of recovering precious metals associated with minor copper values and is applicable to ores that are under smelting grade or ores in which the copper will not pay for a separate treatment for its recovery. $9

United States Bureau of Mines Technical Paper 569 : 1936 : Analyses of New Mexico coals. Multiple authors, much detail and descriptions of many samples. Includes the Durange-Gallup field, Raton field, Cerrillos field Carthage field. Sections include Producing districts, Coal-bearing formations, Coal beds, Structure, Quality of coal, Methods of mining and preparation of coal, Relation of mine samples to commercial shipments, Analyses of delivered coal, Analyses of mine samples and more. 112p., 1 figure. (few chipped corner tips). $16

United States Bureau of Mines Technical Paper 574 : 1937 : Analyses of Colorado Coals. Multiple authors, much detail and many samples. 327p. (Front cover has a chipped corner tip, a creased corner and minor soil/marks. The remainder of the paper is VG) $35

United States Bureau of Mines Technical Paper 588 : 1938 : Metallurgical developments at Mercur, Utah. By W. J. Franklin and Virgil Miller. 42p., 15 figures. Gold, Silver. $28

United States Bureau of Mines Technical Paper 602 : 1940 : Inspection and maintenance of mine hoisting ropes. By L. C. Ilsley and McHenry Mosier. 27p., 5 figures. $5

United States Bureau of Mines Technical Paper 608 : 1940 : Safety factors in construction and ventilation, Wawona Vehicular Tunnel, Yosemite National Park, California. By S. H. Ash. 34p., 21 figures. Excellent illustrations, including fold-out diagrams of tunnel cross-sections, plus photos of construction under progress. SCARCE. $22

United States Bureau of Mines Technical Paper 635 : 1942 : Design of air-blast meter and calibrating equipment. By A. T. Ireland. 20p., 15 figures. $3

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United States Bureau of Mines : Miscellaneous Publications
Softcover unless noted.

Facts concerning uranium exploration and production. By John E. Crawford and James Paone. 1956 USBM. 7.5x5”, 130p., 15 figures, 2 tables. (Very Good, with ownership marks). $5

List of Publications of the Bureau of Mines : July 1, 1910 – January 1, 1949, with subject and author index. Prepared by Hazel J. Stratton and Mabel E. Winslow. 10x8”, 460p. $20

List of Publications of the Bureau of Mines : January 1, 1949 – January 1, 1954, with subject and author index. Prepared by Hazel J. Stratton. 10x8”, 187p. $5

Manual of First-Aid Instruction. 1935 USBM. 6x4”, 221p., lots of neat vintage photos, 107 figures. (Good. Owner’s stamps). $8

Technical guidelines for installing, maintaining, and inspecting underground telephone systems : a Bureau of Mines handbook. 1978. By Roger G. Long, Robert L. Chufo, and Richard A. Watson. 7x4.5”, 77 pages, 44 illus., 7 tables. (Good. Staple mark on cover, lightly bumped edge). $18

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