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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., IST SESS.-CH. 337-JULY 25, 1947 Columbia, $440,300: Provided, That no part of this appropriation may be expended for an investigation in behalf of any private party. Investigation and development of domestic mineral deposits, except fuels: For expenses necessary to enable the Bureau of Mines to investigate, develop, and experimentally mine, on public lands and with the consent of the owner on private lands, deposits of minerals in the United States and its possessions, including surface and subsur- face investigations, laboratory tests, the construction, maintenance, and repair of necessary camp buildings, core storage facilities, mining structures and appurtenances, the lease of lands or buildings; and not to exceed $39,200 for personal services in the District of Columbia, $1,060,000: Provided, That the Director of the Bureau of Mines, for the purposes of this appropriation, is authorized to accept lands, buildings, equipment, and other contributions from public or private sources and to prosecute projects in cooperation with other agencies, Federal, State, or private. Coal investigations: For expenses necessary to enable the Bureau of Mines to investigate known coal deposits in the United States and its possessions; including purchase of not to exceed one passen- ger motor vehicle; and items otherwise properly chargeable to the appropriation, "Contingent expenses, Department of the Interior"; and not to exceed $7,500 for personal services in the District of Columbia; $75,000: Provided, That the Director of the Bureau of Mines is authorized to carry on such investigations in cooperation with other agencies, Federal, State, or private: Provided further, That the said Director is hereby authorized and directed to make suitable arrangements with owners of private property upon which exploration or development work is performed for payment by such owners of a reasonable percentage, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, of the total value of the minerals thereafter produced from such property. Oil and gas investigations: For inquiries and investigations and dissemination of information concerning the mining, preparation, treatment, and utilization of petroleum and natural gas, and for every expense incident thereto, including purchase of not to exceed five passenger motor vehicles; purchase, in the District of Columbia and elsewhere of other items otherwise properly chargeable to the appropriation "Contingent expenses, Department of the Interior"; $600,000, of which not to exceed $41,500 may be expended for per- sonal services in the District of Columbia. Mining experiment stations: For personal services, purchase of not to exceed four passenger motor vehicles, and other expenses in connection with the establishment, maintenance, and operation of mining experiment stations, as provided in the Act of March 3, 1915 (30 U. S. C. 8), $1,060,000, of which not to exceed $38,500 may be expended for personal services in the District of Columbia. Metallurgical research and pilot plants: For expenses necessary to enable the Bureau of Mines to conduct laboratory, pilot plant, and demonstration plant tests to establish methods for more effectively utilizing the mineral resources in the United States and its posses- sions, including the lease of lands or buildings; research on and development of processes for production and utilization of metals and nonmetallic minerals; construction of buildings to house labora- tories, pilot plants, and demonstration plants; and other items other- wise properly chargeable to the appropriation "Contingent expenses, Department of the Interior"; and not to exceed $29,000 for personal services in the District of Columbia; $1,000,000: Provided, That the Director of the Bureau of Mines, for the purposes of this appropria- tion, is authorized to accept lands, buildings, equipment, and other 95347'--48-pt. 1-31 481 Restriction. Acceptance of lands, etc. Investigations. Payment by owner of private property. 38 Stat.950