Costa Rica-Panama Arbitration; Report Submitted to the Representatives of Costa Rica

Costa Rica-Panama Arbitration; Report Submitted to the Representatives of Costa Rica

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...p. 51). XIV. (14) Is it a fact, or not, that said small elevation of land of Punta Mona is of recent geological formation, made up of a prodigious growth of coral rock upon the banks of sand, and in turn upon this coral rock by the deposit of clay and yellow dirt which have formed the rocks that are found all along the littoral of the Sea of the Antilles, and which Professor Gabb, of Philadelphia, has designated by the special name of "Antillita" (Little Antilla)? 'Report of the Commission, p. 30. 1559--7 ANSWER. 1. The Geologist reports that the ground at Punta Mona is of the same character as that found upon the other side of the Swamp A.1 2. Although the Commissioner, Mr. Hodgdon, does not describe this ground and refers to the opinion of the Geologist, it appears: (a) That the Geologist did not visit Punta Mona personally,2 because Punta Mona, according to his own map, which he presents on a scale of 1:40,000, is located at 820 37' 30" west longitude from Greenwich, and his personal investigations began at meridian 820 38' west of Greenwich, leaving the whole of the territory between the mouth of the Sixaola, 820 34' 50" west of Greenwich and half of a maritime mile farther to the west than Punta Mona outside of his personal examination; or, that is to say, a distance embraced between the meridians of 820 34' 50" and 820 38', which is equivalent to 5,852 meters; and (b) That admitting what the Geologist says in respect to the ground of Punta Mona, the result is that from some distance above Cuabre toward the Caribbean Sea, the region is part of what was comprised in the coastal plains of the Caribbean,3 and to corroborate this, the Geologist added: "The oceanward fringe of these coastal plains consists in many...
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