Congressional Edition Volume 6300

Congressional Edition Volume 6300

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...1 Inve4tigation into the treatment of ores and other mineral substances, $e0,000.--The demand for this work is more general than for any other new work. The wa4te or losses in American mining and metallurgical industries are estimated to be equivalent to not less than $400,000,000 yearly, a 01nsiderable part of which can be saved. This does not appeal to the individual who frequently makes larger temporary profits by following wasteful methods. It should and will appeal to the Nation. Public opinion and resulting State legislation will enforce the remedial measures if the Bureau of Mmes develops the facts and points out the way. The plans for this new work are matured, and the men to take charge of the investigations are in sight. The problems are national in 4cope and importance. There is therefore no occa4ion for delay, nor for 01mmencing with a smaller and le44 efficient appropriation, the appropriation4 being small when con4idered in view of the magnitude of th1 interests involved. It is propo4ed to divide the appropriations for these investigations, if secured, about as follows, along lines where the waste is large and where prompt remedial action is mo4t likely; For wastes in metal mining industries 010,000 For wastes in 01king and gas industries 20,000 For wastes in petroleum and naturalegas industries 12,000 For waste4 in miscellaneous mineral industries 18,000 3 Investigation of coals in Alaska, $50,000.--The information to be gained by these investigation4 is e4sential to the formation of intelligent plan4 covering the mining and utili" zation of the coals in Alaska belonging to the Governmen01 and it is especially essential to any plan4 for securing highegrade coal for the use of the Army and naval vessels in more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783980
  • 9781236783981