Hyderabad Affairs, Vol. 9

Hyderabad Affairs, Vol. 9 : English Newspaper Comments on the Hyderabad (Deccan) Mining Company, and Other Matters, with Report of the House of Commons' Committee (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Hyderabad Affairs, Vol. 9: English Newspaper Comments on the Hyderabad (Deccan) Mining Company, and Other Matters, With Report of the House of Commons' Committee Secunderabad, deccan, east inmics - It will be remembered by your readers that a few months ago the N izam of Hyderabad offered the Indian Government a sum of yearly for three years, such sum to be devoted to the national defences. It is in this territory that one of the most important and prospectively valuable mining concessions of modern times has been granted to an English syndicate. Under the powers of the concession the syndicate has the sole right to prospect, explore, examine, and develop any mineral property within the N izam's dominions. The area to be explored contains over square miles, and is known at various places to contain coal, iron, mica, antimony, silver, gold, and diamonds. Of these, coal, mica, and diamond mines are already in operation, and an important find of gold is reported in the vicinity of Raichore, near the southern boundary. The diamond fields are situate at Partial on the south-eastern limit, nearing the Masulipatam coast line. Coal has been found at several points, notably at Singareni, which lies about 120 miles east of Hyderabad. The coalfield at this place is of ten to twelve miles in area, and has two seams of commercial utility, one 6 ft. And the other 30 ft. In thickness. Mica is worked at about twenty miles from the coal mines. Splendid iron ore is found in close proximity to the coal. A competent staff of Europeans has been engaged by Theo. W. H. Hughes, Esq, of the Geological Survey of India, to direct the coal operations, at the head of which is Mr. E. H. Phillips, late of N ewstead Collieries, N otts. Mr. Lowensky, a mineralogist of note, has charge of the diamond mines, and is aided by several experienced men f; om the Kimberley diamond fields, South Africa. The latter gentleman has also charge of the mica mines, while the general prospecting operations are under the superintendence of Mr. Hughes. The concession runs to the close of 1891, during which time it will, no doubt, be the policy to locate the most promising districts for future working. In my next I purpose going into more practical detail. - Colliery Guardian, March 31. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 24mm | 621g
  • English
  • 31 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243243960
  • 9780243243969