Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Urals

We remembered from high school geography that the Ural Mountains were an old range--so old they were worn down. In our area people said, "You'll hardly know when you're in the mountains"--which turned out to be true. Actually, the whole area here is considered "in the Urals."

There are other places in vast Russia where the mountains are more prominent or have more outstanding features. Being an old range, minerals and gemstones are nearer the surface and easily mined.


ralph said...

Wow! I want to come. You really don't notice when your in th mountains?

Mom in Mendon said...

Ralph, Please come! You and your dad! I think the "mountains" are small here because of where we are in the range. In other places they're more dramatic.
Love you! Grandma and Grandpa

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