As considerable interest is centering in the petroleum possibilities of Tropical America, and as the greatest activity is now in Colombia, it seemed to me worth while to give a brief description of the possible petroleum lands of that country.

In Colombia manifestations of petroleum, as they are called, are so common as to be the rule rather than the exception. Mud volcanoes, gas springs, saline and sulphur water springs, seepages, or springs of petroleum varying from liquid asphalt without even the odor of petroleum, to oils that are practically composed of kerosene and gasoline, are of widespread occurrence. Veins...

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