From Science Fiction the Early Years by Everett F. Bleilin: Romance and rather-strange archeology in Nevada. There are two sub-plots: Prof. John Abington is exploring the Badlands looking for remnants of an ancient civilization. He finds what he is looking for in some caves. The 2nd sub-;ot is with Jean Patteson and her aunt. There are looking for uranium ore. The two meet misunderstandings occur as does love.
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