RECORD: Darwin, C. R. Geological diary: East end of other Island. (12.1834) CUL-DAR35.270-271 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker. (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker 5.2011. RN1

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East end of other island

7. miles from sea coast

specimen ([blank])

Even laminated ampelite

Decr 25th. [1834] — Dip West. 44°.13'

with quartz veins.

Dec 29th noon

dip East tortuous cleavage

green chloritic slate with patches of epidole like specimen (2498)


11 mile from anchorage
Lowes harbor. East true. 18° South

South entrance of [West] channel first perceived diff in [illeg] of strata. (ferruginous mica)

SW 7 miles
confused cleavage

Lowes Harbor

Latitude 43.48. —

270 verso [blank]


Decr 27 26th 26th

West station in 3d channel from the North

dip W.
micaceous schist

44° 7
2 miles from sea coast.

Decr 27. noon

dip West

fine grained. Taleaceous schist passing into ampelite with numerous quartz veins.

Midship Bay 46° 18'

4 & 1/2 miles in E 1/2 N & W 1/2 S line
(3 - 1/2) distance in which I observed cleavage. —

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