The next day we rode to the village of Las Minas. Liesk live in a large barn-like house openat both ends, and linedwith mats made of woven bark.The upper part, which is upwards of1000 feet in height,during this season of the year (winter), comes within the lowerlimit ofthe clouds; and in consequence an abundant cryptogamicvegetation and a few flowers coverthe summit.The geology of the surrounding country is verycurious. valley of CopiapÃ³.Before morning it rained very heavily; but the good thatch ofbanana-leaves kept us dry.Thissubstance, when dry, is tolerably compact,and of little specific gravity: Professor Ehrenberghas examinedit: he states "Konig Akad. The poor man, almost dead with fright, was onlysaved by theaddress of a chief's wife.luxuriant, not necessary tosupport large animals.InChiloe, where the kelp does not thrive verywell, the numerous shells, corallines, andcrustacea are absent;but there yet remain a few of the Flustraceae, and some
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