If there beany sensible difference in their climates, it must be between thewindward group (namely, Charles and Chatham Islands), and that toleeward; but there seems to be no corresponding difference in theproductions of these two halves of the archipelago. It is very odd that, in a country where mining had beenextensively carried on for many years, so simple a process asgently roasting the ore to expel the sulphur previous to smeltingit, had never been discovered. This is far from surprising, when theirpractised senses and usual manner of crawling after wild animals isconsidered. The "Beagle" sailed from Maldonado, and on August the 3rd shearrived off the mouth of the Rio Negro. Hence we cannot suppose that the insects were blownoff the land, but we must conclude that they voluntarily tookflight. different productions on east and westside. Oneof the rules of this mine sounds very harsh, but answers prettywell for the master.
- Spring '18
- Uruguay, strait, Tierra del Fuego