On the Geology of the Falkland Islands

  title={On the Geology of the Falkland Islands},
  author={CharlesHG Darwin},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London},
  pages={267 - 274}
  • C. Darwin
  • Published 1 February 1846
  • Geology
  • Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London
The Falkland Islands being a British colony, and the most southern point at which palæozoic fossils have hitherto been discovered, I am induced to lay a short account of the geological structure of these islands before the Society. They stretch from 51° to 52° 30′ south, and extend about 130 miles in longitude. My examination was confined to the eastern island; but I have received, through the kindness of Captain Sulivan and Mr. Kent, numerous specimens from the western island, together with… 
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