in the sea. Hence we must concludethat both the Peuquenes and Portillo ranges were partially upheavedand exposed to wear and tear when the conglomerate was forming; butas the beds of the conglomerate have been thrown off at an angle of45 degrees by the red Portillo granite (with the underlyingsandstone baked by it), we may feel sure that the greater part ofthe injection and upheaval of the already partially formed Portilloline took place after the accumulation of the conglomerate, andlong after the elevation of the Peuquenes ridge. Myhost, the superintendent of the mine, was a shrewd but ratherignorant Cornish miner. I was told by themissionaries that in the life of Shongi, the chief who visitedEngland, the love of war was the one and lasting spring of everyaction. Seaweed, growth of. To a person who had formerly known them,it possibly might have been still more impressive; for the ruinswere so mingled together, and the whole scene possessed so littlethe air of a habitable place, that it was scarcely possible toimagine its former condition.
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read the whole page?
- Fall '16
- The Conglomerate, Portillo