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== British Honduras ==
 
== British Honduras ==
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Several early investigators have at various times written reports on the geology of different areas in British Honduras, but for the most part these reports are not readily available, as few copies exist. In 1879, Henry Fowler, the then Colonial Secretary, made the first crossing of the Maya Mountains in modern times. His report describes this journey and also contains descriptions of the rocks encountered by him. In 1886, G. H. Wilson wrote his notes on river traverses and surveys which formed a basis for all subsequent small-scale topographic maps of the Colony; the notes contain descriptions of rock exposures and the mileages along the river courses at which the exposures were found. The more detailed investigation of the geology of British Honduras really begins, however, with the work of C. Sapper, a coffee planter and engineer, who spent much time and money, to say nothing of energy, carrying out geological surveys all over Central America. His maps were published in 1937 and include the southern part of British Honduras. Most of Sapper's work on British Honduras was carried out just before, or just after, the beginning of the present century. The late L. H. Ower, working alone, carried out a survey of the whole of British Honduras between the years 1922 and 1926 and produced the first geological map of the Colony, which was a valuable basis for later work.
 
Several early investigators have at various times written reports on the geology of different areas in British Honduras, but for the most part these reports are not readily available, as few copies exist. In 1879, Henry Fowler, the then Colonial Secretary, made the first crossing of the Maya Mountains in modern times. His report describes this journey and also contains descriptions of the rocks encountered by him. In 1886, G. H. Wilson wrote his notes on river traverses and surveys which formed a basis for all subsequent small-scale topographic maps of the Colony; the notes contain descriptions of rock exposures and the mileages along the river courses at which the exposures were found. The more detailed investigation of the geology of British Honduras really begins, however, with the work of C. Sapper, a coffee planter and engineer, who spent much time and money, to say nothing of energy, carrying out geological surveys all over Central America. His maps were published in 1937 and include the southern part of British Honduras. Most of Sapper's work on British Honduras was carried out just before, or just after, the beginning of the present century. The late L. H. Ower, working alone, carried out a survey of the whole of British Honduras between the years 1922 and 1926 and produced the first geological map of the Colony, which was a valuable basis for later work.
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Geology of Northern British Honduras, by G. Flores. ''Bull. Amer. Ass. Petrol. Geol., ''1952, Vol. 36, No. 2.
 
Geology of Northern British Honduras, by G. Flores. ''Bull. Amer. Ass. Petrol. Geol., ''1952, Vol. 36, No. 2.
 
== Mineral occurences ==
 
 
Barytes
 
 
Dolomite
 
 
Gold
 
 
Monazite
 
 
Oil
 
 
Tin and tin ores
 
 
Water supply
 
 
[[Category:History of the British Geological Survey]]
 

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