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679, U. S. Geol. Surv., p. 257, 1921] for richterite. Tirodite also shows a higher 2V and extinction than for cummingtonite as quoted by Larsen (p. 257). Tirodite is obviously of metamorphic origin.

J. A. DUNN.

P. C. Roy.

Quarterly Statistics of Production of Coal, Gold and Petroleum

in India including Burma : January to March 1938.

Coal.

January

February

March.

Quarterly total for each

Province.

Tons.

Tons.

Tons.

Tons.

Assan
Baluchistan,
Bengal
Bihar
Orissa.
Central Provinces :
Punjab

20,224

1,121 615,809 1,347,906

3,617 161,626 16,401

20,961

886 6.96,194 1,395,377

3,433 149,514 17,129

24,482

1,826 696,972 1,3.56,899

3,064 135,595 22,740

65,667

3,833 2,008,975 4,100,092

10,114 446,735 56,270

TOTAL

2,166,704

2,283,494

2,241,488

6,691,686

Gold.

January.

February.

March.

Quarterly total for each Company.

Ozs.

Ozs.

Ozs.

Ozs.

8,190

7,394

8,191

23,775

5,991

5,440

6,016

17,446

The Mysore Gold Mining Co.,

Ltd.
The Champion Reef Gold Minos

of India Ltd.
The Ooregum Gold Mining Co.

of India Ltd. The Nundydroog Mines Ltd

4,074

4,070

4,072

12,216

8,844

8,009

8,563

2,3,416

TOTAL

27,099

24,913

26,841

78,853

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*These figures represent the total amounts of gasolene derived from natural gas at the well-head. Of these amounts a portion is sold locally as ‘petrol’ and the remainder is mixed with the crude petroleum and sent to the retineries. The figures given in the two columns, therefore, together represent the total ‘raw products obtained. These remarks apply to the similar totals quoted in previous Pecords.

A. M. HERON.

Bismuthinite and bismutosphaerite from Manbhum.

(With Plate 19.)

Recently a number of specimens of barytes were submitted to the Geological Survey of India for identification from near Malthole village (23°26' ; 86°26') in Manbhum district. Dr. A. L. Coulson has mentioned the occurrence of barytes at this particular locality in Memoir LXIV, Part I, p. 93 (1933).

Several of the specimens contained galena and bismuthinite. The latter mineral has not previously been recorded from the Indian Peninsula, although bismuth has been recorded by Ball as occurring in traces in the Singhbhum copper ores.

Under the reflecting microscope the bismuthinite is seen to be finely intergrown with galena (P). 19, fig. 1). In places cerussite and bismutosphaerite pseudomorphically replace the galena and bismuthinite (Pl. 19, fig. 2). The exact relation between the sulphides and barytes is not clear. The two minerals were identified on the following properties :

Bismuthinite. - Polishes readily like galena. Hardness : B, less than galena. Reflectivity : about 50, higher than galena. Colour : white, with yellowish tint. Anisotropism : strong, showing yellow, blue, green and grey colours. Etch tests : Negative, KCN, KOH, HgCl2, FeClz, HCI.

Positive - HNO, with effervescence. Microchemical tests : Bi and S present. No Pb.

Bismutosphaerite.-Polishes readily. Hardness : B+, little greater than cerussite. Reflectivity : 8.

Colour: grey.

Anisotropism : masked by the vivid yellow internal reflection. Etch tests : Negative-HgCl2, KOH, KCN.

Positive--FeClą, effervesces with dilute HCl and

а

HNO3.

Microchemical tests : Bi, no Pb.

EXPLANATION OF PLATE 19.

Fig. 1.--Intergrowth of bismuthinite and galena. Crossed nicols. P. $. 217. X54. Fio. 2.-- Bismutosphaerite (dark grey) and corussite (light grey). Unreplaced galena

(white). P. S. 217. X 54.

J. A. Dunn.

Apatite and allanite in barytes from Manbhum. Amongst specimens of barytes from Malthole village, Manbhum district, were several containing crystals of apatite. This association of apatite with barytes is rather interesting, as no such association has been recorded previously, hence this note. The barytes in which the apatite occurs is a fresh white crystalline compact tabular variety. The apatite is sea-green in colour and is either transparent or translucent. The crystals are prismatic, with well developed faces. The specific gravity of the separated crystals is 3:19 and the mean refractive index of the crushed material 1.6302.002. It is a fluor-apatite. Under the microscope the crystals are seen to be often rather crushed. The apatite is fairly abundantly disseminated throughout the

throughout the barytes and occasional segregations give the specimen a greenish colour in places. Occasionally their linear arrangement gives à banded appearance to the specimen. The apatite, generally, appears to have crystallised prior to the barytes, but the inclusion of barytes in apatite was noticed in one instance.

It may be interesting to note that the apatite is more abundant where barytes is the only other mineral, and is either scarce or entirely absent where galena is present in large quantities. The association of apatite in barytes would probably throw some light on the origin of the barytes in this particular locality.

In one specimen the barytes contained well formed platy crystals of allanite of a deep brownish red colour, which again is an unusual mineral association.

J. A. DUNN and V. B. RAO.

MGIPC--M-VIII.1.9.-11-1-39-800.

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