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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 21, p. 414.

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Limestone with ammonites and brachiopods..(Chidru group,
or upper Productus limestone) ,
Limestone with Xenaspis and brachiopods (Virgal group, or
middle Productus :limestone)
Sandstone with brachiopods (Amb group, or lower. Productus
Lavender clay : ,
Speckled sandstone Lower Permian,
Olive sandstone . perhaps, in part,
Boulder-bed : Upper Carboniferous.
Sandstone with pseudomorphs after salt (Salt
Sliales with o8olus and trilobites
Purple sandstone .
Red salt marl, with rock-salt and gypsum
Age unknown.
[The following publications, of the Geological Survey of India may
be consulted: Records, viols: xix, pt. ii ; xxiv, pts. i and iv ; xxv, pt.
i ; Memoirs, vols. xiv, xvii; pt: ii ; Palaeontologia Zndica, Series xiii,
viols. i, pts. i-vii ; iv, pts. i, ii; and New Series i, pt- i. Also Neues
jahrbuch fur Mineralogie, &-c., 1896, Bd. ii, p. 61 ; and rgol, Bd,
xiv, , p, .369.]
Salt-Water Lake.-Swamp in the head-quarters subdivision of the
District of the Twenty-four Parganas, Bengal, situated about 5 nl,les
east of Calcutta, between 22 -28' and a2 36' N. and &8 23' and 8,8
,28'E.,, with an area of about 30 square miles. This is a low depression,
which is being gradually filled by silt deposits of the tidal; chanmels
that intersect it. It serves as a cesspool for the sewage of Calcutta,:
A portion of the . lake at Dhapa is being gradually; -reclaimed by the
deposit of street refuse, which is conveyed out daily from Calcutta
by a municipal railway.
Salitmbar.-Chief town of an estate of the same ;,native in .
State of Vdaipur, Rkjputana, situated in 24 9' N. and 74Q 3' -.;
about 40 miles south-east of,Udaippr city., Population (1901), 4,692..
A -masonry wa11 surrounds the town, which is protected on the north
by lofty and picturesque hills; and one of these, immediately. over-
looking` the place, is surmounted by a small fort and outworks. The
palace of the Rawat is- on the edge of a lake, and the scenery; is
altogether very charming. The estate, which consists of the town and
237 villages, yields an income of about Rs..8o,ooo and tribute,`
The Rrwat of Sallimbar is the head of the Chond1wat family of the
Sesodia Rljputs, and ranks fourth among the nobles of Mewir. Chollda <.
was the eldest son of RAna LOUR, and in 1398 surrendered his right
to - the Mewar gaddi in favour of his younger brother, Mokal. For
many years the Rawats of Salumbar were the hereditary ministers
(bhanjgaria) of the State, and to this day their symbol, the lance, is
always superadded to that of the Maharilna on all deeds of grant.
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