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CONGRESS,

9. In interruption of leave in England, Dr. C. S. Fox attended the XVIIth session of the International Geological Congress held in Russia from the 1st July, 1937, to the 31st July, 1937.

PUBLICATIONS.

10. The following publications were published during the year under reports

1. Records, Vol. 71, Part 4. 2. Records, Vol. 72, Part 1. 3. Records, Vol. 72, Part 2. 4. Records, Vol. 72, Part 3. 5. Memoirs, Vol. LXIX, Part 1. • 6. Memoirs, Vol. 71. 7. Palæontologia Indica, New Series, Vol. XX, Memoir No. 6. 8. Palæontologia Indica, New Series, Vol. XXII, Memoir No. 5. 9. Palæontologia Indica, New Series, Vol. XXII, Memoir No. 6. 10. Palæontologia Indica, New Series, Vol. XXIV, Memoir No. 1.

LIBRARY.

11. The additions to the Library amounted to 3,113 volumes, of which 1,100 were acquired by purchase and 2,013 by presentation and exchange.

DRAWING OFFICE.

12. Mr. S. Ray was in charge of the Drawing Office throughout the year, except for a period of 12 days from the 21st October to 1st November, when he was on leave on average pay.

13. During the year 135 halftone and line blocks and 9 litho stones were prepared for plates for the Records, Memoirs and Palæon

tologia Indica, and 67 plates were printed off ; Publications.

193 drawings, maps and diagrams and 31 line blocks for text-figures were also made.

The number of geologically coloured originals received from officers totalled 82, while 1914 topographical sheets were received from the Director, Map Publication, Survey of India, and 600 were issued for departmental use.

14. The photographic section was fully occupied with copying, developing, enlarging and printing work for publications and reports. The number of negatives received into stock (registered) totalled

126, while 2,143 photographic prints and enPhotographic section. largements

made. In addition, 105 lantern slides were made.

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MUSEUM AND LABORATORY,

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15. Dr. J. A. Dunn continued to act as Petrologist throughout the year. Mr. Purna Chandra Roy continued as Curator of the Geological Museum and Laboratory.

16. Messrs. Dasarathi Gupta, M.R.Ry. V. Bhaskara Rao and B. G. Deshpande continued as Museum Assistants. Mr. V. Bhaskara Rao officiated as Field Collector till 20th April, 1937 and reverted as Museum Assistant on the 21st April, 1937 on the return of Mr. M. S. Venkatram from deputation with the Coal Mining Committee. Mr. P. K. Chatterjee was appointed to act as Museum Assistant from the 8th January, 1937 to the 20th April, 1937 in place of Mr. V. Bhaskara Rao and continued again to act as Museum Assistant from the 14th September, 1937 in place of Mr. V. Bhaskara Rao who went on leave from that date. Babu Mahadeo Ram continued Assistant Chemist throughout the year.

17. The number of specimens determined in the laboratoiy amounted to 611, of which 82 were quantitatively analysed or otherwise specially tested. The corresponding figures for the previous year were 737 and 137 respectively. Much of the analytical work was of a specialised character. During the year the laboratory worked to full capacity on the chemical analysis of specimens. Rearrangements in the laboratory were completed. Rock-section cutting machinery and an automatic polishing machine were installed and are working successfully. These became necessary in consequence of the large number of sections required. A petrological examination of a large suite of specimens from Bawdwin Mine, Northern Shan States, and from Mawchi Mine, Southern Shan States, was made.

18. During the year reconditioning of the show-cases in the museum was continued, as also the rearrangement of stored rock and duplicate collections. Thorough overhauling of the meteorite collections was ably undertaken by Dr. Coulson during the year,

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19. Presentations of collections of rocks and minerals made to the following institutions during the year :

1. Victoria College, Lashkar, Gwalior. 2. St. John's Diocesan Girls School, Calcutta. 3. Christ Church High School, Jubbulpur. 4. Midnapore Collegiate School, Midnapore. 5. University College of Science and Technology, Calcutta. 6. St. Barnabas H. E. School, Kidderpore, Calcutta. 7. Haranath Free Pathsala, Cossipore, Calcutta. 8. D. M. College, Moga, Punjab. 9. Talagang Government High School, Talagang, Punjab. 10. Wynson Mission School, Mussoorie. 11. Presidency College, Madras. 12. Leeds Modern School, Leeds, England. Twelve collections as compared with an average of eleven

during the past five years.
20. The following special presentations were made :-

1. A collection of quartzites to W. J. Watson, Esq., Gaya.
2. A collection of charnockite, kodurite, khondalite, gondite

and “vredenburgite to the Director, Geological Survey

of Finland. 3. Crystals of quartz to Professor S. N. Bose, University of

Dacca. 4. Columbite and ilmenite to W. H. Heard White, Esq.,

Shwemyo, Yamethin District, Burma. 5. Coal samples to Dr. J. C. Ghosh, Professor of Chemistry,

University of Dacca.
6. A collection of charnockite, kodurite, khondalite, gondite,

Deccan trap and older metamorphic rocks to the Director,
Institut für Mineralogie und Petrographie der Univer-

sität, Leipzig. 7. A collection of Indian rocks and minerals to the Director,

Free Public Museum, City of Liverpool, England. 8. Vanadiferous titanium-iron ore to Sir Douglas Mawson,

University of Adelaide, Australia. 9. Rock salts to the Chief Mining Engineer, Northern India

Salt Revenue, Khewra.

10. Indian manganese ores, chromite and graphite to Professor

Schumacher, Head of the Department of Geology, School

of Mines, Freiberg, Germany. 11. A collection of Indian rocks and minerals to the Curator, Mineralogy and Petrology,

Smithsonian Institution, Washington. 12. Micaceous hematite to the Mineral Adviser to the High

Commissioner for India, England. 13. A crystal of smoky quartz to Dr. K. R. Krishnaswami,

Department of General Chemistry, Indian Institute of

Science, Bangalore. 14. Perpeti meteorite to Professor A. Lacroix, National Museum

of Natural History, Paris. 15. A collection of seven Indian meteorites to the Director,

Kyancutta Museum, South Australia. 16. Perpeti and Patwar meteorites along with five other Indian

meteorites to Mons. F. W. Cassirer, Prague, Czechoslovakia. 17. Patwar meteorite to the Keeper of Minerals, British Museum

(Natural History). 18. Patwar and other Indian meteorites to the Smithsonian

Institution, Washington. 19. A collection of Indian rocks and minerals to the Director,

Geological Survey of Great Britain. 20. A polished section of Coulsonite' (vanadiferous iron ore)

to Prof. Dr. Paul Ramdohr, Berlin.
21. A polished section of Coulsonite' to Mons. F. W.

Cassirer, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Twenty-one presentations as compared with an average

of ten for the past five years.

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21. In addition to the usual collections of minerals and rocks
made by officers during the year, the following material was also
presented to the Department:
1. Steatite from Gheoria, Mewar, from the Director-General,

Archæological Survey of India.
2. A large collection of minerals from the Curator, British

Museum, South Kensington, London.
3. A collection of typical German potash salts from the Deut-

sches Kalisyndikat, Berlin.

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4. A collection of seven samples of salt from the Solikamsk

Salt Mine, West Ural Region, Perm, U. S. S. R. by Dr.

C. S. Fox. 5. A large collection of cataclastic rocks of Finland from the

Director, Geological Survey of Finland. 6. Bore-hole core showing the junction of the Talchir and

metamorphic rocks from the Argada Colliery, by the

Chief Engineer, B. N. Ry. 7. A large collection of crushed rocks from the Geological

Survey of Great Britain. 8. A crushed vein rock from zinc mine, Tennessee, U. S. A.

from the Smithsonian Institution, Washington. 9. A large collection of rocks from Tibet by Captain F.

Kingdon Ward. 10. A large collection of rocks from Tibet by Messrs. R. Kaulback

and N. J. F. Hanbury Tracy. 11. A large collection of rocks from the Institut für Mineralogie

und Petrographie der Universität, Leipzig. 12. A collection of crushed rocks from the Director du Service

de la Carte Geologique de la France, Paris.

22. During the year under report, the following meteorites were presented to the Department : 1. Two specimens of tektites by Professor A. Lacroix of the

National Museum of Natural History, Paris. 2. A series of Henbury meteorites by the Director, Kyancutta

Museum, South Australia. 3. Hugoton meteorite by Mons. F. W. Cassirer, Prague. 4. Beardsley meteorite by Mons. F. W. Cassirer, Prague. 5. Gladstone meteorite by Mons. F. W. Cassirer, Prague. 6. Pasamonte meteorite by Mons. F. W. Cassirer, Prague. 7. Sioux County meteorite by Mons. F. W. Cassirer, Prague. 8. Farley meteorite by the British Museum. 9. Lake Labyrinth meteorite by the British Museum. 10. Springwater meteorite by the British Museum. 11. Narraburra Creek meteorite by the British Museum. 12. Wabar meteorite by the British Museum. 13. Tamentit meteorite by Professor A. Lacroix. 14. Anthony meteorite by U. S. National Museum. 15. Moore County meteorite by U. S. National Museum.

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