Authors

John Muir

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Kimes Entry Number

A4

Original Date

1-24-1880

William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

Muir began his talk with a lengthy discussion of "the important part which glaciers perform in exposing veins of mineral which are contained in the earth's crust." He stated that the geological formation of the gold and silver regions of Mexico and the southwest was the same as that of British Columbia and Alaska, only in the latter "the veins were more concealed by vegetable matter owing to the greater moisture prevailing and inducing the growth of vegetation." In closing, Muir prophesied: "The whole country is timbered, and it is destined to become the greatest lumbering region of the world."

Publication

The [Portland] Daily Oregonian

Page/Column

p. 3, col. 3

Alaska. Its Mines and Other Resources, Described in a Lecture at Handel and Hayden Hall, by Prof. John Muir.

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