Congressional Edition Volume 4952

Congressional Edition Volume 4952

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...investigation of the coal and oil areas of Cebii by Mr. Smith; the investigation of sulphur deposits and areas for the profitable working of placer gold by Mr. Goodman, and the continuation of his studies in limestone, building stones, and clays by Mr. Ickis, together with investigations of conditions and of the mineral resources of Benguet, Masbate, the Camarines, and elsewhere by the chief of this bureau. In addition to the above, it is planned that Mr. Smith begin a general investigation of the iron deposits of the islands, make especial visits to promising coal fields, and collect fossils for age determinations of Philippine rocks; that Mr. Goodman secure general information in the field concerning the mineral resources and statistics, and that all members of the bureau perform field work of a minor nature as occasion may demand. The importance of available deposits of workable steaming coal is becoming constantly more marked, particularly in view of the prospective railway extension in these islands, and since the recent highly successful experiments of the bureau of government laboratories have demonstrated that satisfactory paper can be made from Philippine fibers, the importance of a reliable local supply of sulphur is also great. The field work performed by members of this bureau has been highly satisfactory in its execution, and fruitful, it is believed, in important results. Bulletins with maps, sketches, photographs, and analyses upon the ore deposits of Lepanto and of Benguet, and a petrographic paper upon the rocks of these regions, by Mr. Eveland; upon the coal measures of Batan Island, and petrographic and paleontologic papers therewith, by Mr. Smith, and upon the clays of central Luzon, by Mr. Ickis, are now in...show more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567633
  • 9781236567635