Records of the Geological Survey of India

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The Survey, 1925 - Earthquakes
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Includes the "Annual report of the Geological Survey of India," 1867-

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Page 150 - are remarkable for the enormous quantities of extremely rich ore they contain, and will undoubtedly prove to be amongst the largest and richest in the world. The iron-ore usually occurs at or near the tops of hills or ranges of hills, but near Jamda in the south of the Singhbhum district, and in
Page 368 - Much of the corundum, which is a regular item of trade in the bazars of cities like Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, where the Indian lapidary still flourishes, is collected in a casual way by agriculturists and cowherds, who dispose of it through the village bania to the larger dealers of the great cities.
Page 206 - dead-work at a given rate per 1,000 cubic feet of cavity made in the quarry in the case of soft ' deads,' or per 1,000 cubic feet of waste measured in tubs or stacked in the case of hard ' deads.
Page 367 - has been, a certain trade in Indian corundum, but the returns for production are manifestly incomplete. No workings exist of the kind that could be ordinarily described as mining, but attempts have been made at times to increase the scale of operations at Palakod and Paparapatti in the Salem district,
Page 128 - iron-smelting was at one time a widespread industry in India, and there is hardly a district away from the great alluvial tracts of the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra, in which slag-heaps are not found, for the primitive iron-smelter finds no
Page 163 - in the proportion of two of the former to one of the latter, and
Page 367 - In India, where the use of corundum by the old saikalgar (armourer) and lapidary has been known for many generations, the requirements of the country have been met by a few comparatively rich deposits, but it is doubtful if these are worth working for export in the face of the competition
Page 150 - found at very low levels, and in some cases actually in the plains themselves. The most important of these ranges of hills is the one that starts near Kompilai in
Page 129 - steel, which was certainly made in India long before the Christian era, has probably contributed to the general impression that the country is rich in iron-ore of a high-class type. It is true that throughout the Peninsula, which is so largely occupied by ancient crystalline rocks,
Page 155 - as ore in sight, while almost certainly much larger quantities may be obtained by continuation of the ore-bodies beyond their proved depth. There are other large bodies of ore in this area which have not been examined in the same detail. These masses of

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