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 Calcutta Geological Museum     

The Museum of Economic Geology was established in 1840 in Calcutta, India, in the Asiatic Society building at 1 Park Street. Apparently a substantial collection of minerals and ores was accumulated, and remained there until creation of the Geological Survey of India in 1856. In that year the collection was transferred to the survey's "Geological Museum" in their new quarters at 1 Hastings Street. In 1866 the Governor General of India passed an act for the establishment of the "Indian Museum," and the construction of headquarters on Chowringhee Road to house the museum's collections (including the Geological Museum), as well as the Asiatic Society and the Geological Survey offices; it was completed in 1874 and the Geological Museum was then moved to the new site. In 1897 the offices of the Survey were moved to their current location at 27 Jawaharlal Nehru Road.

CHAUDHURI, N.P. (2001) Story of GSI, 1851-2001. Geological Survey of India.
MALLET, F. R. (1883) A Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Minerals in the Geological Museum, Calcutta. Calcutta Geological Survey of India, 401 p.
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