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For Sale : Publications of the United States Bureau of Mines

Bulletins - - - Circulars and Information Circulars (this page) - - - Mineral Commodity Profiles - - - Reports of Investigation - - - Technical Papers

Condition: Unless otherwise noted, these bulletins are in good to very good condition. They may have lightly bumped corners, slightly soiled covers,
and filing marks and/or stamps on the covers. Some have library pockets. Please ask if you want a more specific condition description for any individual issue.
When I say "rust marks at spine" this means that the staples are rusty and/or the rusty staples of another report have left marks - it is not a big deal.
Unless specifically noted as a photocopy, these are all Originals as issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines.

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All publications are complete with all plates and maps unless specifically and clearly noted in RED.

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United States Bureau of Mines : Circulars and Information Circulars
10.5x8”, soft-bound. Staple bound. Most are illustrated. Most have owner's stamp or name on cover.
* * * “PLUS Illus.” means illustration pages are NOT numbered and are in addition to the page count listed.
Please ask if you need more information on any information circular.

The early “Mining methods” or “Mining practice” reports usually contain some mine history, much detail on current practice and usually include such things as ventilation, safety, pumping, bonus systems. The early circulars are interesting to read, even if you aren't into mining history.
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Covers change over the years, the earliest are the same paper as the interior pages.

United States Bureau of Mines Circular 6161 : 1929 : Signalling from cages at rest or in motion. By D. J. Parker and R. I. C. Manning. 7p. PLUS 2 figures. Stresses need of practical system of signaling from the mine cage as demonstrated in two metal-mine fires. $1

United States Bureau of Mines Circular 6194 : 1929 : Safety as affected by supervision and discipline. By A. U. Miller. 6p. $1

Change of Series name from Circular to Information Circular :
Later United States Bureau of Mines official lists of publications show all of the above now named "Information Circular."

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6280 : 1930 : Methods and costs of concentrating Tungsten ore at the Nevada – Massachusetts Mill, Mill city, Nevada. By Ott F. Heizer. 10p. PLUS 3 pages related to a figure. (see also United States Bureau of Mines IC 6284). $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6326 : 1930 : Some notes on underground transportation. By C. F. Jackson. 40p. PLUS 33 figures. A nicely done, comprehensive work that includes cross-references to other United States Bureau of Mines publications. Hand-Tramming, Animal haulage, mechanical haulage. $9

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6350 : 1930 : Undercut block-caving method of mining in Western Copper mines. By E. D. Gardner. 44p. PLUS 35 figures. Thoroughly illustrated, a well-done comprehensive work on this type of mining with examples from specific mines. $14

Out-of-print USBM Information Circulars for Sale - Back to Top
These are original publications, unless specifically noted, and are almost all illustrated, even if I didn't list the illustrations for all of the publications.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6382 : 1931 : Mine ventilation in the Coeur D’Alene mining district. By G. E. McElroy. 37p. PLUS 5 figures. Lead, silver. Includes Bunker Hill and Sullivan mine, Morning mine, Hecla mine, Gold Hunter, Dayrock mine. Actually a very interesting and detailed report. $8

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6410 : 1931 : Mining by the top-slicing method, with some notes on sublevel caving. By Charles F. Jackson. 51p. PLUS 32 figures. A nice detailed report of this type of mining, illustrated with examples from specific mines. $10

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6440 : 1931 : Mining methods and practices at the United Verde Copper mine, Jerome, Arizona. By T. W. Quayle. 31p. PLUS 46 figures. (very minor soil on cover) $9

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6476 : 1931 : Milling methods and costs at the Argonaut Mill, Jackson, California. By Selim E. Woodworth. 12p. PLUS 3 figures. Gold. (minor soil on edge of cover). $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6487 : 1931 : A new signaling device for shaft mines with comments and suggested modifications. By L. D. Stewart and E. V. Potter, Jr. 10p. PLUS 7 figures. $1

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6501 : 1931 : Essential factors influencing subsidence and ground movement. By W. R. Crane. 14p. PLUS 13 figures. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6503 : 1931 : Mining methods and costs at metal mines of the United States. By Charles Will Wright. 39p. PLUS 34 figures. Includes cross-reference to other United States Bureau of Mines publications. A nicely done comparison and compilation, uses some mines for specific examples. $8

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6594 : 1932 : Sampling and exploration by means of hammer drills. By John B. Knaebel. 30p. PLUS 3 figures. Includes typical data from various specific mines for different rock types and such. (last page is loose from one of the two staples) $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6604 : 1932 : Methods and costs of concentrating scheelite ore at the Silver Dike mill, Mineral county, Nevada. By William O. Vanderburg. 12p. PLUS 3 figures. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6613 : 1932 : Factors governing the selection of the proper level interval in underground mines. By William O. Vanderburg. 17p. PLUS 1 figure. Surprisingly interesting. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6685 : 1933 : Methods and costs of milling ferberite ore at the Wolf Tongue concentrator, Nederland, Boulder county, Colorado. By William O. Vanderburg. 15p. PLUS 3 figures. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6688 : 1933 : Cut-and-fill stoping. By C. H. Johnson and E. D. Gardner. 58p. PLUS 21 figures. A well-illustrated, comprehensive vintage work that uses examples from many specific mines. Cut and fill stoping, mining technique. SCARCE. $22

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6708 : 1933 : Diamond drilling at the United Verde mine. By Mayer G. Hansen. 18p. PLUS 17 figures. Copper, Jerome, Arizona, Yavapai county. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6724 : 1933 : Protective clothing in the mining industry. By R. D. Currie and W. J. Fene. 15p. Includes counts of injuries by position on body. The examples appear to be taken from Pennsylvania mines, metal and coal. $1

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6786 : 1934 : Placer mining in the western United States, Part I : General information, hand shoveling, and ground sluicing. By E. D. Gardner and C. H. Johnson. 73p., PLUS illus. (9 figures, 7 tables). Includes detailed information for prospective placer miners on such subjects as the history of placer mining in the West, the general geology of placer deposits, the minerals associated with gold, the location of placer claims on public land, prospecting outfits and provisions, sampling and estimation of placers, classification of mining methods, and description of hand shoveling and ground sluicing. $14

Out-of-print USBM Information Circulars for Sale - Back to Top
All publications are complete with all plates and maps unless specifically and clearly noted in RED.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6832 : 1935 : Maintaining the permissibility of electric cap lamps. By D. H. Zellers and A. B. Hooker. 12p. Permissible means “approved.” This report tells how to maintain the head lights for miners. $2

 

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6843 : 1936 (revised) : Prospecting for lode gold by E. D. Gardner AND locating claims on the public domain. 18p. total. Discusses methods used and equipment needed in prospecting for lode gold and lists principal laws and regulations pertaining to locations of lode claims on public lands. $5

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6851 : 1935 : Mining methods and costs at the Eureka Standard Mine., By E. D. Gardner. Eureka Standard Consolidated Mining Company, Dividend, Utah. 14p., PLUS illus. Includes diagram of stope timbering. Gold, silver, copper, lead. Modern copy (easier to read) - $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6898 : 1936 : Costs of trucking and packing ore in western gold-mining districts. By E. D. Gardner. 17p. PLUS 4 figures. Specific mention is made of Mattie mill at Idaho Springs, Colorado; Paymaster mine in Montana; Camp Bird mine in Colorado; Gnome mine in Idaho; Sherritt-Gordon mine; Bussieres mine in Quebec; Katherine mill in Mohave county, Arizona; many others. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6926 : 1936 : Open schedules for gold and silver ores and concentrates at western custom smelters. By E. D. Gardner and Paul T. Allsman. 25p. Includes a list of the individual smelters. This paper was designed for the assistance of operators of small gold and silver mines in the West – it discusses smelting schedules, smelting practices that have a bearing on rates, and reasons for penalties or credits for certain constituents of ores. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 6979 : 1937 : Electric signaling system, Ross Shaft, Homestake Mining Company. By John F. Wiggert. 7p. PLUS 8 figures, including the first photographic figures in United States Bureau of Mines Circulars. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7076 : 1939 : Bureau of Mines Midget Impinger. By H. H. Schrenk and Florence L. Feicht. 7 text pages PLUS 4 figure pages which include a photo of the Midget Impinger, which is a dust sampling apparatus. (stiff back board added by library). $1

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7083 : 1939 : Some signaling systems in metal-mine shafts. By McHenry Mosier and E. J. Gleim. 5p. PLUS 9 figures. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7094 : 1940 : Mining methods and costs at the South Burns Shaft of Golden Conqueor Mines, Inc., Cripple Creek, Colorado. 13p., PLUS 6 figures, including multiple maps of mine and veins. Gold. Modern copy (easier to read) - $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7095 : 1940 : Aerial tramways in the metal-mining industry, Part 2. Construction and operating costs. By O. H. Metzger. 47p. PLUS 9 figures. Describes in detail equipment and material and discusses construction and operating costs. (see also United States Bureau of Mines IC 6948) $15

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7107 : 1940 : Cutting and polishing stones. By M. W. von Bernewitz and Frank Hess. 23p. PLUS 25 figures, includes photos. These are stones like building stones and meteorites, not gemstones. Lots of good photos of vintage equipment. $5

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7218 : 1942 : Proposed methods and estimated costs of mining oil shale at Rulison, Colorado. By E. D. Gardner and Charles N. Bell. 59p. PLUS 13 figures. Interesting historic view of a problem we are still dealing with 75 years later. (Cover in nice condition, but loose from staples). $9

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7232 : 1943 : The rare alkalis in New England. By Frank L. Hess, Roscoe J. Whitney, Joseph Trefethen, and Morris Slavin. 51p. PLUS 13 figures, includes photos. Lots of examples from specific places, including (from many) Plumbago Mountain, Newby, Maine; Black Mountain, Rumford, Maine; Hebron, Maine; Goshen, Massachusetts; Mechanicsville, Vermont. Pegmatities, lithium, rubidium, cesium. $7

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7255 : 1943 : Summary of state laws pertaining to explosives, Part 5 – District H : Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming. 106p. Includes firecrackers and fireworks. $3

Out-of-print USBM Information Circulars for Sale - Back to Top
These are original publications, unless specifically noted, and are almost all illustrated, even if I didn't list the illustrations for all of the publications.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7494 : 1949 : Safe electrical practices in two Arizona open-pit mines. 18p. PLUS numerous illus. $4

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7495 : 1949 : Shaft-sinking methods and costs and cost of plant and equipment at the Fad shaft, Eureka corporation, Ltd., Eureka, Nevada. 17p., PLUS numerous illus. $5

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7510 : 1949 : Accident experience : iron-ore mines, Lake Superior district 1940-1947. 16p. (bumped corner) $5

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United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7517 : 1949 : Quarrying methods and practices, U.S. Lime Products Corp., Clark county, Nevada. 15p. PLUS numerous illus. Unique use of an industrial gun. (bumped corner) $5

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7535 : 1950 : Guide to prospecting for lode gold by E. D. Gardner. AND Locating mining claims on the public domain by Marion Clawson. 21p. $5

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7548 : 1950 : Safety practices in churn drilling at Morenci branch, Phelps Dodge corp., Morenci, Arizona. 22p. PLUS illus. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7552 : 1950 : Drilling and blasting, Open-cut iron-ore mines, Lake Superior district. 37p. PLUS illus. $10

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7609 : 1951 : Why men were killed at Pennsylvania anthracite mines in 1950. Coal mine accidents. 13p. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7612 : 1951 : Safety in hoisting at the United Verde mine, Phelps Dodge Corp., Jerome, Arizona. 30p. PLUS numerous illus. and photos. $9

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7623 : 1951 : Safety in milling : Magma Copper company, Superior, Arizona. 4p., PLUS numerous illus. and photos. $2

Out-of-print U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circulars for Sale - Back to Top
These are original publications, unless specifically noted, and are almost all illustrated, even if I didn't list the illustrations for all of the publications.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7641 : 1952 : Industrial minerals of the Pacific Northwest. By A. J. Kauffman, Jr. 75p. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7648 : 1952 : Ventilating practices that minimize explosion hazards in bituminous coal mines. 6p., multiple fold-outs, PLUS illus. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7651 : 1952 : The lime industry. 43p., PLUS illus. $4

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7652 : 1952 : Roof-bolting the Delaware aquaduct. By D. H. Platt. 9p., PLUS illus. (18 figures). GREAT photos and detailed drawings showing tunnel. $12

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7653 : 1952 : Economies through roof bolting in an Indiana coal mine. 10p., PLUS illus. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7692 : 1954 : Technology of Lignitic coals. Part 2. 120p. $5

Combustion – power generation.
Carbonization.
Gasification.
Hydrogenation.
Other chemical processing.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7694 : 1954 : It couldn’t happen! (a description of five unusual fatal mine accidents). 12p. $12

Out-of-print U.S. Bureau of Mines Information Circulars for Sale - Back to Top
All publications are complete with all plates and maps unless specifically and clearly noted in RED.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7731 : 1956 : Tungsten potential in the San Juan area, Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel counties, Colorado. By Carl Belser. 18 pages, 4 figures. Mentions mines by name, includes Cement Creek district. $4

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7766 : 1956 : Mining methods and costs, Standard Uranium Corp., Big Buck Mine, San Juan county, Utah. By W. L. Dare and R. R. Durk. 51 pages, 23 figures, 3 tables. (library pocket) $9

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7767 : 1956 : Potential of heavy-mineral-bearing alluvial deposits in the Pacific northwest. By A. J. Kauffman, Jr., and K. D. Baber. 36p., 6 tables. (Note on cover corner). $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7768 : 1956 : Sampling deep ore deposits by rotary drilling and methods of surveying and controlling the direction of drill holes. By Russell R. Trengove and A. C. Johnson. 15p., 8 figures. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7770 : 1957 : A reconnaissance of sulfur resources in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. 61p. $4

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7791 : 1957 : Titanium : a materials survey. By Jesse A. Miller. 202p., 40 figures, 68 tables, fine print, LOTS of information. (a few penciled notes, ticks and such). $10

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7806 : 1957 : Use of lignin sulfonate for dust control on haulage roads in arid regions. By John P. Harmon. 11 pages, 9 figures. Lignin sulfonate is a chemical byproduct of wood pulping. $1

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7822 : 1958 : Discovery and development of the Pima Copper Deposit, Pima Mining Company, Pima county, Arizona. By R. E. Thurmond and W. R. Storms. 19 pages, 8 figures. $4

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7860 : 1959 : A reconnaissance of Asbestos deposits in the Serpentine belt of Northern California. By F. J. Wiebelt and M. Clair Smith. 52 pages, 21 figures, 4 tables. $8

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7945 : 1960 : Mining methods and costs, Black Rock Tungsten Mine, Wah Chang Mining Corporation, Mono county, California. By A. C. Johnson and N. M. Fillip. 15 pages, 6 figures. Includes aerial view, map and sections of mine. $4

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United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7946 : 1960 : Field test for beryllium. By W. M. Dressel and R. A. Ritchey. 5p., 1 figure. $1

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7987 : 1960 : Injury experience in coal mining, 1957. 72p. $5

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 7997 : 1961 : Occurrence, properties, and uses of some natural bitumens. By E. P. Carman and F. S. Bayes. 42p., 1 figure, 17 tables. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8002 : 1961 : Methods for producing secondary copper. 41p. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8015 : 1961 : Uranium mining methods and costs at several mines on the Colorado Plateau. By W. L. Dare. 48 pages, 19 figures. Includes La Salle mine (Club Mesa), Veta Mad mine, Ringtail mine, La Salle mine (Beaver Mesa), Vanura mine, Smith-Lucas mine, Sinking Frisco School Section incline, Sinking Jack Rabbit shaft, Small mine near Slick Rock, and more. $8

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8018 : 1961 : Helium production at the Bureau of Mines, Keyes, Oklahoma plant. 16p. $1

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8022 : 1961 : The National Safety competition of 1959. 39p. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8037 : 1961 : Magnetite and ilmenite resources, Iron Mountain area, Albany county, Wyoming. By V. T. Dow. 133p., 30 figures, fold-outs. $14

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8056 : 1962 : Yieldable steel arches and yieldable steel ring supports in metal mines. By N. A. Eilertsen. 55p., 64 figures. $5

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8060 : 1961 : Vanadium – a materials survey. 95p., fold-outs. $4

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8066 : 1962 : Instruction handbook : fundamentals of accident prevention for coal-mine supervisors. 140p. $8

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8067 : 1961 : Injury experience in coal mining, 1959. Analysis of mine safety factors, related employment, and production data. 61p. $4

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8068 : 1962 : Mining and milling methods and costs, Vermont asbestos mines, The Ruberoid Company, Hyde Park, Vermont. By H. L. Burmeister and I. E. Matthews. 43 pages, 33 figures, 4 tables, some fold-outs. $12

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8077 : 1962 : Injury experience in Quarrying, 1958. 58p. $5

Out-of-print U.S.B.M. Circulars for Sale - Back to Top
These are original publications, unless specifically noted, and are almost all illustrated, even if I didn't list the illustrations for all of the publications.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8078 : 1961 : Tungsten deposits of Gila, Yavapai and Mohave counties, Arizona. By V. B. Dale. 104 pages, 40 figures. Mines, claims, prospects, etc. are listed individually. Here are a few of the mines : Samsel mine, Rose Tungsten group, Lucky Bud prospect, What-A-Pal prospect, Great Cross Cut claims, Jonell group, Scheelite Reef prospect, Zannarapolis group, Lost mine, Boriana mine, Music Mountain tungsten prospect, Tungstake prospect and many others. $18

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8083 : 1962 : Lead – a materials survey. 194p. $4

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8120 : 1962 : Columbium and tantalum : a materials survey. By William R. Barton. 110p., 24 figures, 51 tables. $5

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8125 : 1962 : Mica : a materials survey. By Milford L. Skow. 240p., 27 figures, 126 tables. LOTS of information. SCARCE. $14

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8129 : 1962 : Open pit operations at the Tripp Pit, Consolidated Coppermines Corporation, Kimberly, Nevada. By M. Clair Smith and A. C. Johnson. 16 pages, 3 figures, 8 tables. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8142 : 1963 : Mining and milling methods and costs, Eastern Magnesia Talc Company, Johnson Mine, Johnson, Vermont. By H. L. Burmeister. Wonderful photos and other illustrations. 42 pages, 31 figures, 7 tables. $12

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8174 : 1963 : Mining methods and costs, Deep Creek Zinc-Lead mine, Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company, Stevens County, Washington. By Galen G. Waddell. 39 pages, 12 figures, 16 tables. $7

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8194 : 1963 : Methods and practices in clay mining, processing, and utilization, Kraftile company, Fremont, California. By Alfred Wild and Wallace W. Key. 44p., 19 figures, 3 tables. $5

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8201 : 1963 : Magnesium and magnesium compounds : a materials survey. By Hazel B. Comstock. 128p., 24 figures, 62 tables.(lightly bumped corner, owner's name) $5

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8206 : 1964 : Marketing ores and concentrates of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc in the United States. By Melford H. Salsbury, William H. Kerns, Frank B. Fulkerson, and George C. Branner. 150p., 9 figures, 8 tables. $12

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8225 : 1965 : Copper : a materials survey. By A. D. McMahon. 340p., 37 figures, 90 tables. A LOT of information, fat book. $9

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8236 : 1964 : Reconnaissance of iron resources in Arizona. By C. M. Harrer. 204 pages, 58 figures, 76 tables, LOTS of detail. (library pocket) $9

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8268 : 1965 : Zircon : a review, with emphasis on West Coast resources and markets. By A. J. Kauffman, Jr., and Dean C. Holt. 69p., 9 figures, 20 tables. $5

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8315 : 1966 : Wyoming iron ore deposits : description, beneficiation processes, and economics. By C. M. Harrer. 114 pages, 23 figures, 45 tables. $8

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8374 : 1968 : An engineering and economic study of a gold mining operation. By Edward E. Johnson and Harold J. Bennett. 53 pages, 7 figures, 45 tables. Model of a hypothetical large-scale open pit gold mining operation. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8569 : 1973 : The economics of byproduct metals (In two parts), Part 1. Copper system. By Alfred Petrick, Jr., Harold J. Bennett, Karl E. Starch, and Robert C. Weisner. 105p., 44 illustrations, 19 tables. $8

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8570 : 1973 : The economics of byproduct metals (In two parts), Part 2. Lead, Zinc, Uranium, Rare-earth, Iron, Aluminum, Titanium, and Lithium systems. By Alfred Petrick, Jr., Harold J. Bennett, Karl E. Starch, and Robert C. Weisner. 99p., 41 illustrations, 7 tables. $8

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8578 : 1973 : How to find abandoned oil and gas wells (that have penetrated coal seams). By K. H. Johnston, H. B. Carroll, R. J. Heemstra, and F. E. Armstrong. 46 pages, 25 figures, 3 tables. The wells can cause safety issues while coal mining. $4

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8580 : 1973 : Materials handling research : the bucket-wheel excavator. By G. C. Price, C. B. Manual, and Rajaraman Venkataramani. 79p., 12 figures, 9 tables. $5

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8713 : 1976 : Strippable coal resources of Colorado : location, tonnage, and characteristics of coal and overburden. 70p., 14 figures, 14 tables. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8769 : 1978 : Well Construction Information for In Situ Uranium Leaching. By Daryl R. Tweeton and Kevin Connor. 19p., 14 illustrations. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8776 : 1978 : Safety Aspects of Longwall Mining in the Illinois Coal Basin. By Ernest A. Curth. 37p., 32 illustrations. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8777 : 1978 : Uranium In Situ leach mining in the United States. By William C. Larson. 68p., 11 illustrations, 5 tables. $4

Out-of-print USBM Information Circulars for Sale - Back to Top
These are original publications, unless specifically noted, and are almost all illustrated, even if I didn't list the illustrations for all of the publications.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8796 : 1979 : Cost of producing U3O8 from ammonium bicarbonate in situ leach solution by the Multiple-compartment Ion-exchange system. (uranium oxide). By Masami Hayashi and Henry Dolezal. 17p., 3 illustrations, 10 tables. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8804 : 1979 : Quarrying Near Urban Areas: An Aid to Premine Planning. By J. M. Pugliese, D. E. Swanson, W. H. Engelmann, and T. R. Bur. 50p., 10 illus., 1 table. $5

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8807 : 1979 : Helium in ground water and soil gas in the vicinity of Bush Dome Reservoir, Cliffside Field, Potter county, Texas. By Philip W. Holland and David E. Emerson. 22p., 8 illus, 2 tables. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8857 : 1981 : Mine waste disposal technology. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Workshop, Denver, Colorado, July 16, 1981. 70p., illus. Includes 8 different articles. $10

Contents of USBM IC 8857 :
Bureau of Mines research in mine waste disposal technology.
Disposal of coal mine waste in active underground coal mines.
Factor-of-safety charts for estimating the stability of saturated and unsaturated tailings pond embankments.
Probabilistic approach to the Factor of Safety for embankment slop stability.
Application of remote sensing for coal waste embankment monitoring.
Summary of research on case histories of flow failures of mine tailings impoundments.
Summary of research on analyses of flow failures of mine tailings impoundments.
Controlled burnout of fires in abandoned coal mines and waste banks by In Situ combustion.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8862 : 1982 : Land Utilization and reclamation in the mining industry, 1930-80. By Wilton Johnson and James Paone. 22p., 13 illustrations, 9 tables. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8865 : 1981 : Underground metal and nonmetal mine fire protection. Proceedings : Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminars, Denver, Colorado November 3, 1981 and St. Louis, Missouri November 6, 1981. 150 pages, nicely illustrated, contains 9 detailed technical reports. $14

Contents of USBM IC 8865 :
Shaft fire protection.
Spontaneous combustion fire warning systems for noncoal mines.
Product-of-combustion fire detection in mines.
Improved stench fire warning system.
Computer-aided ventilation modeling.
An experimental investigation of the fire hazards associated with timber sets in mines.
Underground fueling area fire protection systems.
Fire doors for noncoal mines.
Automatic fire protection systems for mobile underground mining equipment.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8869 : 1981 : Critical and strategic minerals in Alaska : cobalt, the Platinum-group metals, and Chromite. By James C. Barker, Jan C. Still, Thomas C. Mowatt, and John J. Mulligan. 8p., 3 illustrations (1 in pocket), 5 tables. SCARCE. $5

Change to larger size : 11x8.5”

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8906 : 1982 : Mineralogical and elemental description of Pacific manganese nodules. By Benjamin W. Haynes, Stephen L. Law., and David C. Barron. 60p., 65 illustrations, 20 tables. $8

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8915 : 1983 : Podiform chromite occurrences in the Caribou Mountain and Lower Kanuti River areas, Central Alaska, Part 1 : Reconnaissance investigations. By Jeffrey Y. Foley and Mark M. McDermott. 27p., 24 illustrations, 6 tables. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8916 : 1983 : Podiform chromite occurrences in the Caribou Mountain and Lower Kanuti River areas, Central Alaska, Part 2 : Beneficiation. By D. C. Dahlin, L. L. Brown, and J. J. Kinney. 15p., 2 illustrations, 15 tables. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8925 : 1983 : Explosives and blasting procedures manual. By Richard A. Dick, Larry R. Fletcher, and Dennis V. D’Andrea. 105p., 102 figures (many are photos), 12 tables. This publication is intended for use as a guide in developing training programs and also to provide experienced blasters an update on the latest state of technology in the broad field of explosives and blasting. $24

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8945 : 1983 : Agglomeration heap leaching operations in the Precious Metals Industry. By G. E. McClelland, D. L. Pool, and J. A. Eisele. 16p., 12 figures, 1 table. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8947 : 1983 : Safety in the use and maintenance of Large Mobile Surface Mining Equipment. Proceedings : Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer seminars : Tucson, Arizona, August 16, 1983; Denver, Colorado, August 18, 1983, and St. Louis, Missouri, August 23, 1983. 97p., illus. including photos. $12

Contents of USBM IC 8947 :
Solving the problem of getting on and off large surface mining equipment.
Radio wave-transponder collision protection system.
Novel truck design concepts.
Operator alertness studies.
Large ROPS and Operator restraint device research (Rollover protective structures)..
Off-highway haulage truck maintenance safety.
Performance-based training for mobile equipment operators.
Stability indicators for Front-end loaders.
Bulldozer noise control.
Improved haul road berm design.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8969 : 1984 : Gold and silver leaching practices in the United States. By Peter G. chamberlain and Michael G. Pojar. 47p., 13 figures, 6 tables. $12

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8990 : 1985 : Chromite deposits along the Border Ranges Fault, southern Alaska (In two parts), Part 1 : Field investigations and descriptions of chromite deposits. By Jeffrey Y. Foley and James C. Barker. 58p., 27 illustrations, 16 tables. $6

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8991 : 1985 : Chromite deposits along the Border Ranges Fault, southern Alaska (In two parts), Part 2 : Mineralogy and results of beneficiation tests. By D. C. Dahlin, D. E. Kirby, and L. L. Brown. 37p., 5 illustrations, 40 tables. $4

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 8992 : 1984 : Uses of steel sets in underground coal. By J. H. Stears, M. O. Serbousek, and K. E. Hay. 16p., 12 figures, 1 table. $2

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United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9030 : 1985 : Design and operation of four prototype fire detection systems in Noncoal underground mines. By William H. Pomroy and Robert E. Helmbrecht. 25p., 24 figures, 1 table. $4

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9034 : 1985 : Agglomeration and heap leaching of finely ground precious-metal-bearing tailings. By G. E. McClelland, D. L. Pool, A. H. Hunt, and J. A. Eisele. 11p., 10 figures, 3 table. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9037 : 1985 : Control of acid mine drainage : proceedings of a technology transfer seminar. By United States Bureau of Mines staff. 61 pages, illustrated. $9

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9042 : 1985 : Mine subsidence control. Proceedings : Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar, Pittsburgh, Pennsyslvania, September 19, 1985. 56p., illus. $10

Contents of USBM IC 9042 :
Longwall mine subsidence surveying – an engineering technology comparison.
Short-term effects of longwall mining on shallow water sources.
Comparison of the subsidence over two different longwall panels.
Precalculation of subsidence over longwall panels in the northern Appalachian coal region.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9045 : Water-Jet-Assisted cutting : Proceedings : Bureau of Mines Open Industry Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 21, 1984. 86p. $10

Contents of USBM IC 9045 :
Water Jet assisted rock cutting – the present state of the art.
Analysis of mechanical tool force reductions when using water jet assisted cutting.
Experience with boom-type roadheaders equipped with high-pressure water jet systems for roadway drivage in British coal mines.
Development work for coal winning technology. (yes – Winning)
The water jet plow.
Design review of Jarvis Clark jetbolter.
Water jet assisted tunnel boring.
Investigation of optimizing traverse speed of water-jet-assisted drag picks.
Optimization of water-jet systems for mining applications.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9053 : 1985 : Ground Control instrumentation, a manual for the mining industry. By Eric R. Bauer. 68p., 68 illustrations. $14

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9055 : 1985 : Corrosion of roof bolt steels in Missouri lead and iron mine waters. By M. M. Tilman, A. F. Jolly, III, and L. A. Neumeier. 9p., 6 illustrations, 5 tables. $1

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9058 : 1986 : Anchorage capacities in thick coal beds. By Stephen C. Tadolini. 13p., 14 illustrations, 1 table. $1

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9059 : 1986 : Precious metals recovery from low-grade resources. Proceedings : Bureau of Mines Open Industry briefing session at the National Western Mining conference, Denver, Colorado, February 12, 1986. 56p., illus. $10

Contents of USBM IC 9059 :
Ion-exchange research in precious metals recovery.
Staged heap leaching – Direct Electrowinning.
Mercury precipitation during cyanide leaching of gold ores.
Carbonaceous gold ores.
Carbon adsorption-Desorption.
Heap Leaching.
The Caron-in-pulp process.
Precious metals recover from electronic scrap and solder used in electronics.

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9064 : 1986 : Short-delay blasting in underground coal mines. By Richard J. Mainiero and Harry C. Verakis. 12p., 9 illustrations, 4 tables. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9104 : 1986 : Tin reconnaissance of the Kanuti and Hodzana Rivers uplands, Central Alaska. By James C. Barker and Jeffrey Y. Foley. 27 pages, 13 figures, 7 tables. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9108 : 1986 : Water-jet-assisted roadheaders. By Robert J. Timko, Bradley V. Johnson, and Edward D. Thimons. 11p., 13 illustrations. Includes errata sheet. $2

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9118 : 1986 : Face Ventilation for Oil Shale mining. By Edward D. Thimons, Carl E. Brechtel, Marvin E. Adam, and Joseph F. T. Agapito. 22p., 12 illus., 13 tables. $3

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9133 : 1987 : Estimation of remaining lode gold endowment in selected mining districts of Alaska. By Gary E. Sherman. 26p., 10 figures, 19 tables. $2

 

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United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9183 : 1988 : Mine drainage and surface mine reclamation – Volume 1 : Mine water and mine waste. Proceedings of a conference sponsored by the American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation, The Bureau of Mines, and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. The conference was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 19-21, 1988. 413p., illus. Includes 51 full-length scientific reports, plus 18 abstracts. Report subjects are grouped in the following topic areas : Acid mine drainage (prediction); Acid mine drainage (field applications); Acid mine drainage (general); Mine geochemistry; Mine waste characterization; Mine hydrology; Biological mine water treatment; Wetland Systems for Mine water treatment (case studies); Wetland system for mine water treatment (process and design). (See also United States Bureau of Mines IC 9027) $25

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9186 : 1988 : Rock burst research and the Coeur d’Alene district. By Terry McMahon. 45p., 29 figures. $6

United States Bureau of Mines Information Circular 9328 : 1992 : HEAPREC : a methodology for determining cyanide heap leach reclamation performance bonds. By David K. Denton, Jr., Stephen R. Iverson, and Burton B. Gosling. 79 pages, 32 illustrations, 11 tables. $8

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