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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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The Ceimate of Dhufar
A great deal of new information relating to the lesser known areas of Asia
has been obtained during the past ten years, but a close study of the maps of a good
atlas of ten years ago reveals much that was not widely known at the time. This
is particularly true of southern Arabia, as seen on the maps on pages 9, 14, 15, 54,
c* C6-57 and 58-59 of the 5th Edn. (1936) of The Advanced Oxford Atlas. It is
there seen that the highlands of Arabia are in the Yemen (north of Aden) with eleva
tions of upwards of 7,000 feet above sea-level. The slope of the countryis north
eastward into the Arabian desert and Rub’al Khali towards the Trucial Oman A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates.
coast of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. . The fall of the land is less rapid along the southern coast

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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' [‎51r] (91/96), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/12/1422, ff 6-53, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 5 March 2024]

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