Black Hills of Dakota

Black Hills of Dakota

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...the hills on all sides, never rising so as to be seen within the hills. I have no doubt but the hills have been elevated farther subsequent to the Eed Eeds, but the shattered condition of the Carboniferous limestone and the underlying sandstone (July 24) is so complete, that it shows plainly that the Eed Beds, if overlying, could not have escaped a similar breaking up. I have seen the former made up of limestone and sandstone in angular pieces of all sizes to 6 feet, thoroughly mixed, the whole stained red, overlain by the Eed Beds, undisturbed beyond a gentle dip. All the other formations--those of the Cretaceous--are in this respect like the Eed Beds. There must also have been a still earlier upheaval, throwing out the Devonian, unless that be represented in the great limestone formation. I have said the granite shows apparently an increasing redness toward the south. That is soj but I do not feel sure that it is not entirely due to weathering and iron stains. To-day I have seen large white crystals of feldspar in the rock, the same as at points farther north, and, at the same time, near by, the ground appeared red from red feldspar-gravel from the disintegration of the rock Camp, August 4.--We are about six miles from the general camp, in the midst of large pines, on a small creek, which is shut in by high hills of schist. August 5.--Eeached camp after traveling about two hours, at 9.30 a. in. The reconnaissance toward the south, accompanied by Colonel Ludlow, took one day less time, and arrived back to-day about two hours later than we. 7 B H RETURN MARCH--FROM CUSTER PARK TO BEAR BUTTE. August 6.--We leave camp this morning on our return march to Fort A. Lincoln. In passing northwest along our old trail, I see the change in the dip of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600444
  • 9781236600448