I. WHERE THE TITANIFEROUS IRON-SAND IS FOUND AND THE CONCESSIONS FOR EXPLOIT ATION.
Along the South Coast of the Isle of Java, especially the coast of the Province of Banjoemas from the beautiful harbour ofTjilatjap to the eastern border of the Province — viz. over an extent of more than 24 miles — the beach and dunes contain enormous quantities of titaniferous iron-sand, which have never been worked.
At a short distance, about 2 miles from Tjilatjap, there is a dam of about 33 yards in breadth, 3 miles in length and several yards in depth containing more than 80 °/0 of magnetic iron-sand.
The quantities of this sand, contained in the hereafter mentioned concession territories, are immense — especially in the subdistrict of Adiredja, they are really inexhaustible, as the waves of the IndianOcean continually wash new large quantities ashore. (See page 14 15.)
The Limited Liability Company, „Exploratie- en ExploitatieMaatschappij Banjoemas—Preanger" established at Djokjakarta, has been granted concessions for the exploitation of the magnetic iron-sand over the whole of the Southern coast of the Province of Banjoemas.
As regards the coast from Tjilatjap to the Serajoeriver, the concession has been granted for 40 years, and for all other parts for 75 years.