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NATIONAL MINERALS ACT OF 1949

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINES AND MINING 01349

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 976, H. R. 2031, H. R. 2406, and related bills
TO STIMULATE THE EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION, AND
CONSERVATION OF STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL ORES,
METALS, AND MINERALS AND FOR THE ESTABLISH-
MENT WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
OF A MINE INCENTIVE PAYMENTS DIVISION, AND FOR

OTHER PURPOSES

FEBRUARY 16, 17, 18, AND 21, MARCH 9 AND 10,

APRIL 7, 1949

Serial No. 14

Printed for the use of the Committee on Public Lands

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HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINES AND MINING

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 976, H. R. 2031, H. R. 2406, and related bills
TO STIMULATE THE EXPLORATION, PRODUCTION, AND
CONSERVATION OF STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL ORES,
METALS, AND MINERALS AND FOR THE ESTABLISH-

IENT WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
OF A MINE INCENTIVE PAYMENTS DIVISION, AND FOR

OTHER PURPOSES

FEBRUARY 16, 17, 18, AND 21, MARCH 9 AND 10,

APRIL 7, 1949

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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS

J. HARDIN PETERSON, Florida, Chairman JOHN R. MURDOCK, Arizona

RICHARD J. WELCH, California CLAIR ENGLE, California

FRED L. CRAWFORD, Michigan MONROE M. REDDEN, North Carolina WILLIAM LEMKE, North Dakota TOBY MORRIS, Oklahoma

FRANK A. BARRETT, Wyoming KEN REGAN, Texas

DEAN P. TAYLOR, New York LLOYD M. BENTSEN, JR., Texas

JAY LEFEVRE, New York COMPTON I. WHITE, Idaho

A. L. MILLER, Nebraska WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

WESLEY A. D'EWART, Montana REVA BECK BOSONE, Utah

NORRIS POULSON, California FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota

JOHN SANBORN, Idaho
HARRY P. O'NEILL, Pennsylvania
WAYNE N. ASPINALL, Colorado

JOSEPH R. FARRINGTON, Hawaii JOHN E. MILES, New Mexico

E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska
A. FERNÓS-ISERN, Puerto Rico

SUBCOMMITTEE ON MINES AND MINING

CLAIR ENGLE, California, Chairman J. HARDIN PETERSON, Florida

WILLIAM LEMKE, North Dakota KEN REGAN, Texas

FRANK A. BARRETT, Wyoming WALTER S. BARING, Nevada

DEAN P. TAYLOR, New York FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota

JAY LEFEVRE, New York HARRY P. O'NEILL, Pennsylvania

WESLEY A. D'EWART, Montana JOHN E. MILES, New Mexico

JOHN SANBORN, Idaho COMPTON I. WHITE, Idaho

E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska

GEORGE H. SOULE, Jr., Technical Consultant

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CONTENTS

Statement of —

Hon. Mike Mansfield, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Montana---

D. F. Carpenter, Chairman, Munitions Board.

Maj. Gen. S. P. Spaulding, Munitions Board.

Evan Just, Director of Strategic Materials Division, ECA.

Robert Lindley Ziegfeld, secretary, Lead Industries Association..

Allen Hearst, secretary, Northern Mining Association -

Albert E. Petermann, vice president, Calumet & Helca Consolidated

Copper Co.---

Carl H. Wilken, economic analyst, Raw Materials National Council.-

J. Reed Denison, representing the Walter H. Denison Manganese Co..

Prof. Edwin R. Shorey, president, National Minerals Conservation

Council

James E. Quigley, chairman, Tintic Small Mine Operators, Leasers,

and Prospectors Association.

O. W. Bilharz, representing the Bilharz Mining Co.--

C. E. Stover, secretary, Tri-State Zinc and Lead Ore Producers Asso-

ciation.

J. H. Buchanan, Nellie B. Mining Co.

Frank Eichelberger, mining engineer.

Jesse L. Maury, mining engineer.

Robert S. Palmer, executive director, Colorado Mining Association -

J. Carson Adkerson, president, American Manganese Producers Asso-

ciation.

C. Girard Davidson, Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

James Boyd, Director, Bureau of Mines -

Henning E. Olund, mining engineer, Bureau of Mines

Hon. James E. Murray, United States Senator from the State of Mon-

tana.

Hon. Julius A. Krug, the Secretary of the Interior-

APPENDIX

H. R. 976 (81st Cong., 1st sess.), to stimulate the exploration, production,

and conservation of strategic and critical ores, metals, and minerals and

for the establishment within the Department of the Interior of a Mine

Incentive Payments Division, and for other purposes, introduced by Mr.

Engle of California (exhibit 1)-

H. R. 1239 (81st Cong., 1st sess.), to stimulate the exploration, production,

and conservation of strategic and critical ores, metals, and minerals and

for the establishment within the Department of the Interior of a Mine

Incentive Payments Division, and for other purposes, introduced by Mr.

Mansfield (exhibit 2)--

H. R. 1962 (81st Cong., 1st sess.), to stimulate the exploration, production,

and conservation of strategic and critical ores, metals, and minerals and

for the establishment within the Department of the Interior of a Mine

Incentive Payments Division, and for other purposes, introduced by Mr.

Meyer (exhibit 3)--

H. R. 2047 (81st Cong., 1st sess.), to stimulate the exploration, production,

and conservation of strategic and critical ores, metals, and minerals and

for the establishment within the Department of the Interior of a Mine

Incentive Payments Division, and for other purposes, introduced by Mr.

Baring (exhibit 4)

H. R. 2031 (81st Cong., 1st sess.), to stimulate exploration, development,

mining, production, and conservation of strategic and critical minerals

and metals within the United States and its Territories; to establish an

Office of National Minerals Development, Production, and Conservation

within the Department of the Interior; and for other purposes, intro-

duced by Mr. Lemke (exhibit 5) ---

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