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Entre Rios, geology of. It is, however, aremarkable coincidence, that in the two large islands cut off bythe Beagle Channel from the rest of Tierra del Fuego, one hascliffs composed of matter that may be called stratified alluvium,which front similar ones on the opposite side of thechannel,--while the other is exclusively bordered by oldcrystalline rocks; in the former, called Navarin Island, both foxesand guanacos occur; but in the latter, Hoste Island, althoughsimilar in every respect, and only separated by a channel a littlemore than half a mile wide, I have the word of Jemmy Button forsaying that neither of these animals is found. At night westopped at a pulperia, or drinking-shop. I may here mention, that on apart of the coast of Ascension, where there is a vast accumulationof shelly sand, an incrustation is deposited on the tidal rocks, bythe water of the sea, resembling, as represented in Plate 4,certain cryptogamic plants (Marchantiae) often seen on damp walls.
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  • Spring '18
  • Tierra del Fuego, Entre Ríos, Beagle Channel, Hoste Island, Navarin Island

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