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[[File:DIXEY_FIG_10.jpg|thumbnail|Geological mapping by the Gold Coast Geological Survey. Text-fig. 10.]]
 
[[File:DIXEY_FIG_10.jpg|thumbnail|Geological mapping by the Gold Coast Geological Survey. Text-fig. 10.]]
  
== Gold Coast<ref>While this Report was in the press, the Gold Coast attained independence within the British Commonwealth on 6th March, 1957, and took the name of Ghana.</ref> ==
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== Gold Coast ==
  
 
The Gold Coast Geological Survey was established in 1913 with A. E. Kitson (later Sir Albert Kitson) in charge and with one assistant geologist. It was expanded in 1919, and between 1919 and 1939 the professional staff usually numbered five or six, although during and immediately after World War II the number was reduced for lengthy periods to two. Until 1925 the work of the Department was confined to rapid reconnaissance-traversing of the country during which the manganese, alluvial diamond and bauxite deposits, all observable at the surface, were discovered. This type of work was continued between 1925 and 1939, when detailed maps of the goldfields were prepared and Bulletins and Memoirs were published. The increased price of gold in 1931 gave a great impetus to gold mining and prospecting, and for some years the Geological Survey was chiefly concerned with the development of this industry. A Water Supply Section of the Department was started in 1937, but lapsed in 1942 after many wells, dams and ponds had been constructed in the Northern Territories.
 
The Gold Coast Geological Survey was established in 1913 with A. E. Kitson (later Sir Albert Kitson) in charge and with one assistant geologist. It was expanded in 1919, and between 1919 and 1939 the professional staff usually numbered five or six, although during and immediately after World War II the number was reduced for lengthy periods to two. Until 1925 the work of the Department was confined to rapid reconnaissance-traversing of the country during which the manganese, alluvial diamond and bauxite deposits, all observable at the surface, were discovered. This type of work was continued between 1925 and 1939, when detailed maps of the goldfields were prepared and Bulletins and Memoirs were published. The increased price of gold in 1931 gave a great impetus to gold mining and prospecting, and for some years the Geological Survey was chiefly concerned with the development of this industry. A Water Supply Section of the Department was started in 1937, but lapsed in 1942 after many wells, dams and ponds had been constructed in the Northern Territories.

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