What was discovered in the Valley of the Moon in Argentina?

Why is the Valley of the Moon important?

In 2001, UNESCO declared the Moon Valley a natural wonder of Earth, and one of the World Heritage Sites; thus, protecting and preserving its treasures of rocks, minerals, salts, plants, and animals. Miners are now prohibited from exploiting its crystal rocks, making it a sort of natural reserve.

What is the Valley of the Moon?

The valley where it is set is located north of the San Francisco Bay Area in Sonoma County, California where Jack London was a resident; he built his ranch in Glen Ellen.

The Valley of the Moon (novel)

Frontispiece to the 1913 first edition.
Author Jack London
Language English
Publication date 1913

How did the Valley of the Moon get its name?

The phrase “Valley of the Moon” was first recorded in an 1850 report by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo to the California Legislature. According to Jack London, who had a ranch there, the Native American word Sonoma means “valley of the moon.” He used it for his book of the same name.

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