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Maryland Geological Survey, Volume 1, 1897
Volume 423, Page 24   View pdf image (33K)
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University and the president of the Maryland Agricultural College,
who shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for
actual expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties;
and the said commissioners shall have general charge of the survey,
and shall appoint as superintendent of the same a geologist of estab-
lished reputation, and upon his nomination such assistants and em-
ployes as they may deem necessary; and they shall also determine the
compensation of all persons employed by the survey, and may remove
them at pleasure.

SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That the survey shall have for its objects:

(1). An examination of the geological formations of the State, with
special reference to their economic products, viz., building-stones,
clays, ores and other mineral substances.

(2). An examination and classification of the soils and a study of
their adaptability to particular crops.

(3). An examination of the physical features of the State with
reference to their practical bearing upon the occupations of the people.

(4). The preparation of special geological and economic maps to
illustrate the resources of the State.

(5). The preparation of special reports, with necessary illustrations
and maps, which shall embrace both a general and detailed description
of the geology and natural resources of the State.

(6). The consideration of such other scientific and economic ques-
tions as in the judgment of the commissioners shall be deemed of
value to the people of the State.

SEC. 3. And be it enacted, That the commissioners shall cause to
be prepared a report to the Legislature before each meeting of the
same, showing the progress and condition of the survey, together with
such other information as they may deem necessary and useful or as
the Legislature may require.

SEC. 4. And be it enacted, That the regular and special reports
of the survey, with proper illustrations and maps, shall be printed as
the commissioners may direct, and that the reports shall be distributed
or sold by the said commissioners as the interests of the State and of
science demand, and all moneys obtained by the sale of the reports
shall be paid into the State treasury.


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