'THE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF DHUFAR PROVINCE, MUSCAT AND OMAN' [10v] (10/96)
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panied by nearly a dozen Sheiks from different parts of Dhufar, largely from the
hills and beyond, and that these men were each trying to do more for me than the
other, always anxious to help and so to please the Sultan. It was a very enjoyable
tour, and I am very grateful to all the tribesmen who so willingly and cheerfullv
assisted me. I have mentioned their names in paragraph 33 of the Report, but while
all were attentive I should say that I am grateful to Sheik Sail bin Garwah for the
extra trouble he took at Hanun, and that I shall always feel grateful to Sheik Hamad
bin Salim Almarhoon for many kindnesses, the manner in which he organized the
tour and attended to all details, from selecting camping places to collecting samples
There are so many to mention—Secretary Mohammad Amin Salim for assisting i n
many ways at Salalah; the Governor of Murbat, Sheik Ali bin Salim, for his nice
attention while I was at Murbat; Khan Bahadur Ahmed Sheebaily, the Sultan’s
Chief Secretary, for accompanying me to the ‘oil’ locality at Murbat to elucidate the
various reports by those who had seen or smelt the oil.
I have to record the kind hospitality I received from Mr. W. M. Llewellyn and
other officers, particularly Mr. M. Clapham, of the British Overseas Airways
Corporation, during my stay with them at their hostel at the aerodrome at Salalah
and my journeys to and from Salalah in their planes. I am also under an
obligation to many friends for special assistance in connection with the Dhufar
investigations and the preparation of the Report. Among these are Brigadier
G. F. Heaney, C.B.E., Surveyor General of India, for so kindly securing and
sending the valuable maps which I had with me. I have to thank Dr A K Dev
and Mr. P. N. Mukerjee of the Geological Survey of India for so generously
checking and identifying my mineral and fossil collections. I find it difficult
to express my appreciation for the analytical work which was done for me, as
a specially urgent job, by Messrs. R. V. Briggs & Co., 3 & 4 Garstin Place
Calcutta I have no words good enough to say how grateful I am to the Baptist
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This booklet contains a comprehensive geological report compiled by Sir Cyril Sankey Fox for the Omani Government in 1947. The booklet is the first general mineral audit of the southern reaches of Oman, near its border with Yemen, along with a detailed description of the geography. The mineral audit includes descriptions of potential oil deposits. The booklet also contains a map of the Dhufar coast.
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