List of all the Diamond Mines in India of which there arc authentic Records, arranged in Districts.
Since this list was first published 2
it has been repeatedry checked, and it contains several additions.
Although in various works on precious stones, &c, names are given
as being those of diamond mines in India which are not to be found
here, they are for the most part either synonyms of names that are, or
are spurious. Want of space prevents such synonyms being dealt with,
which is to be regretted, as the confusion in the nomenclature cannot
be easily described without recourse to details. Names of villages,
* Several other pearls of about this size and smaller were in the Mogul's Treasury. See vol. i. 316.
2 See Economic Geology of India, chap. i. The Madras lists were founded originally on Dr. King's in Mem. Oeol. Surv. India, vol. iii. but have been considerably amplified.