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BURMA. 31 to the British Empire. Arakan and Pegu contain mineral oil springs. Tenasserim is rich in tin mines, and in iron ores equal to the finest Swedish, besides gold and copper in smaller quantities, and a very pure limestone. Rice and timber form the staple exports of Burma, and rice is also the universal food of the people. Materials for Reference. The materials for a complete study of the physical aspects of India will be found in (1) The Imperial Gazetteer of India, 14 vols. 2nd ed. This again is condensed from the Statistical Survey of India in about 120 volumes. (2) The printed Records of the Geological Survey of India. (3) Blanford's Meteorological Memoirs and Meteorology of India.