Congressional Serial Set Volume 1745

Congressional Serial Set Volume 1745

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...animals avoid to drink of them, while springs of a character like that of the Little Yosemite are eagerly drunk, and preferred even by animals to ordinary water. The Mohave Desert, like many other deserts, abounds in such bad waters, the horror of the tired, thirsty traveler Bitter springs and brackish waters were encountered in the mountains 20 miles north of Callville, in Southern Nevada, at Miningtown Mineral Park, in Northwestern Arizona, at Dos Palms, and thence 5 miles west from there, in San Diego County, on the saline flats of the Mohave, and, above all, in the Virgin River. A fact of no little interest is the occurrence of a number of lakes in Eastern California that contain as main constituent carbonate of soda. These lakes, and a number of alkaline and saline flats, are situated east of the Sierra Nevada, and west of the great parallel ranges known as the White Mountains, Inyo and Argus ranges, which are filled with splendid fissure-veins. The alkaline lakes are Owens Lake, Mono Lake, Black Lake, and the slough of Bishop Creek. In addition to this chapter, the notes on mineral and thermal springs visited by Mr. Douglas A. Joy, who was attached as geologist to the Division No. 2, in command ot Lieut. W. Whipple, may find a suitable place. To Mr. Joy I am indebted for the following communication: The first spring met with was near that at Encino Rancho. A pipe has been snnk in the rock, and the water rising in it fills an octagonal stone tank of about 10 feet diameter and 12 feet deep. It overflows at the top and runs into an artificial pond. I do not know at what depth the pipe was sunk, but undoubtedly deep enough to pierce the Tertiary (Pliocene?) limestone, dipping here from the mountains toward the plain. The nest mineral spring met...show more

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  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662193X
  • 9781236621931