Excerpt from Clays of Ecomic Value in North Dakota Two years ago, Prof. E. J. Babcock, of the State University, did some valuable work for the benefit of the State, which was presented under the title, Coal and Sugar Beets, in the first biennial; report of this office. Several months ago he informed the Com. missioner that he had been engaged for some time in an investigation of the clays of the State, and that if a report of his work- was desired for this department he would prepare one for publication, in a manner similar to that in which his papers on coal and I sugar beets had been published. He was assured that such a paper would be appreciated by the present Commissioner, and, if approved by the goverr, as provided in Chapter 99 of the Laws of 1891, would be published separately as well as incorporated in the report of this office. The following valuable paper is the result of his work, and for which he is entitled to the gratitude of the State. Sir: I herewith place in your hands for publication, if it shall seem to you worthy, a report on the clays of North Dakota. There is appropriation for work of this character, but having become much interested in the clays of the State, I determined to make a preliminary investigation of the subject, at my own expense if necessary. This has been done without the expectation of personal remuneration. I regret that lack of time and means has rendered it impossible to make these investigations more thorough and extended, and in many ways more satisfactory. It is hoped, however, that what has been done may help in the development of the natural resources of North Dakota. I have the hor of presenting to. the State the result of my investigations. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.