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'THE GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF DHUFAR PROVINCE, MUSCAT AND OMAN' [‎49v] (88/96)

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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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sugar-cane growing and sugar-making might perhaps be referred to
the Government of India. In the case of any research work on
cocoanuts the reference should be to the Government of Ceylon. As
regards road-making and water-supply problems I suggest that such
an engineer might be obtained, on loan, from the Government of
Baroda (as they have had experience of Okhamandal and country
similar to the coast of Dhufar). His Highness is already aware of
the value of a suitable guest house or hostel near the aerodrome for
the representatives of industrialists who may come to Salalah to
conduct negotiations and make local enquiries and as a nucleus for
offices later on. In conclusion, I must repeat that I feel a vast
advance, industrially, is possible in the province of Dhufar, and
this can be encouraged and accelerated by facilities of accommoda
tion, communications, and by grants of licences and leases to reliable
firms on generous terms. I have no fear that the tribesmen may
give cause for anxiety. They are poor and proud but I am sure
they will see the advantages of progress.
Cyril S. Fox,
17th March, 1947.
Printed
12th May, 1947.

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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' [‎49v] (88/96), 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_100058140641.0x000064> [accessed 4 March 2024]

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