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THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 17 both topographic and geologic work in the Mosquito Range, the Brecken- ridge-Jamestown Belt, the San Juan region, the Rico district, the Snow- mass area, the Cripple Creek district, preliminary examinations in the La Plata, Plumo, arid other districts, and revision of the geologic map of the State. As already stated, all the work of the Survey except that done in co- operation with the IJnited States Geological Survey is being carried on through various cooperating agencies. According to this plan, the Uni- versity of Colorado is responsible for furnishing general geological in- formation, including the distribution of maps and reports of work already completed, the occurrence of minerals and the testing of potable water. The State Agricultural College is responsible for furnishing information regarding road materials, underground water, soils, and irrigation. The School of Mines has taken over the identification of mineral samples and the determination of their approximate value by analysis or assay, as well as the dissemination of information on petroleum production and refining, on metallurgical processes, on the operation of mining proper- ties, and on geophysical prospecting. The State Bureau of Mines has assumed the responsibility for information on operating mines, general mining information, and State mining laws; the United States Bureau of Mines for statistical information regarding mines; and the Colorado Mining Association for information relating to labor conditions and wage-scales prevailing in the mineral industries of the State, and also information relating to the legislation affecting the mineral industries. CONNECTICUT * The State Geological and Natural History Survey was organized in 1903 and is, located at the Agricultural Experiment Station, New lIaven, Connecticut. SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES The Survey was established to study the geology, and the animal and plant life of the State, with special reference to economic and educational value and to prepare special reports and maps illustrating the resources of the State. ORGANIZATION The Survey is under the control of the Board of Commissioners con- sisting of the Governor and the President of each of five colleges, and uni- versities in the State. The executive officer has the title of Superin *Information furnished by W. E. Britton, Superintendent, March, lg32.

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18 THE STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS AND tendent. Dr. W. E. Britton was appointed to this position on October Id, 1925. There is no limit to the term of office, which is a part-time posi- t.ion, with the salary fixed by the Governing Board. The only other person e:rnployed on salary is the Secretary to the Superintendent, who receives $25.00 per month as a part of her salary for doing Survey work. All field investigations are done by members of Departments of Geology during-summer vacations for which the Survey has paid in some cases a moderate salary and subsistence. .A large portion of the Survey publications have been prepared in this way. The Survey is not connected officially with any university, college, or other institution, although for the first thirteen years the Superintendent was a professor in Wesleyan University and for the next twelve years in Yale University. The present Superintendent is a member of the staff of the Connecticut Agricultural. Experiment Station, and is also State Entomologist. APPROPRIATIONS The appropriation a.t present is $8,000 for two years. Prior to 192?, $6,000 was appropriated for the biennium. There is no support from royalties, and the appropriations are not. contingent on cooperation unless there is special legislation covering the subject. All State appropriations are biennial and are passed upon by each General Assembly. Approxi- mately thirty per cent of the appropriation is used for administrative and routine clerical work, about fifty per cent for geological work, and about twenty per cent for miscellaneous lines of work. PUBLICATIONS Fifty-one bulletins have been published by the Survey and forty-two of them have been bound in eight volumes. Thirteen of these reports are administrative, containing little or no scientific matter; eighteen deal with geology or geography; eleven cover subjects of a botanical or geo- logical nature. The cost of all publications is defrayed from a State fund for printing and does not come out of the Survey appropriations. PRINCIPAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS SINCE 1911 Since 1911 a considerable amount of work has been accomplished. Twenty-eight studies have been published on geological, botanical, and zoological subjects. The geological studies have dealt primarily with the Triassic life of Connecticut, the glacial geology of the State, and the