Bureau of Mines Research in 1971. A Summary of Significant Results in Mining, Metallurgy, and Energy.
The Bureau of Mines research and development program comprises essentially projects on the extraction, processing, use, reuse, and disposal of minerals and mineral fuels. Scientific and engineering efforts are directed to developing processes that will provide essential minerals without destruction or impairment of the environment and at minimal hazard to the health and safety of workers in the metal, nonmetal, and coal-producing industries. The research is carried out in the Bureau's 19 research centers and laboratories located throughout the United States and through contracts with industry, universities, and state agencies. This document reports only on inhouse research, which accounted for about 68 percent of the Bureau's obligations for research in fiscal year 1971. (Out of print.)