Bureau of Mines Research in 1973. A Summary of Significant Results in Mining, Metallurgy, and Energy.
Created by the Organic Act of 1910, the Bureau of Mines is the federal government's primary research arm in the mineral and fossil fuel fields. Through it, the nation has 19 research centers and laboratories, located throughout the country, as essential startoff points to answer such challenges as the energy crisis of late 1973 with which we are faced. The research and development being performed by coal, natural gas, and oil specialists at the Bureau's six energy research centers and laboratories across the nation have taken on added emphasis with the realization that our once vast quantities of clean energy fuels are being depleted rapidly. For the last 2 years annual reports have been published on significant research projects and mineral intelligence studies conducted by the Bureau of Mines. This, the third report, summarizes the results of scientific and engineering investigations in developing technology for extracting, processing, and recycling minerals, metals, and fossil fuels.