RECORD: Darwin, C. R. Humboldt, Personal narrative IV: 384. CUL-DAR42.162 Transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

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Humboldt Pers. Narr vol 4 p. 384

Prodigous formation of conglomerate East of Andes in Caraccas — like Patagonia—

Humboldt 1819-29, vol. 4, p. 384: "This prodigious extension of red sandstone, in the low grounds that stretch along the East of the Andes, is one of the most striking phenomena, with which the study of rocks in the equinoctial regions furnished me."

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