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'THE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF DHUFAR PROVINCE, MUSCAT AND OMAN' [‎42v] (74/96)

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The record is made up of 1 item (47 folios). It was created in 1947. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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needles, all stuck together—as is the case with the specimens;. The
mineral Tremolite is a calcium-magnesium amphibole (silicate) while
Actinolite is a calcium-magnesium-iron amphibole, and fibrous
Serpentine (or Chrysotile, the short-fibre Asbestos) is a hydrous
magnesium silicate, quite distinct from the amphibole group of
minerals. Serpentine may be derived from amphibole and is invari
ably a secondary mineral as the result of the alteration of basic
rocks (rich in amphibole or pyroxene minerals) of igneous origin.
It may thus be that these substances—Serpentine, Steatite and
Tremolite (Actinolite), which have been found among the metamor-
phic rocks of the Murbat plain—may prove them to be the equivalent
of Mr. Lees’ Semail Igneous series, and, from the evidence above
given, show that they are much older than he thought when
assigning them to the Mesozoic age. There is obviously a younger
Igneous series, since Mr. Little writes of Dolerite and Basalt with
veins of Granite in the Ras Makalla headland.

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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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'THE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF DHUFAR PROVINCE, MUSCAT AND OMAN' [‎42v] (74/96), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/1422, ff 6-53, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100058140641.0x000056> [accessed 4 March 2024]

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