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Volume 4, 1871
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Description of New Birds and Minerals.

Captain Hutton exhibited several birds that are additions to the New Zealand list, but not yet determined; and also several new minerals he had recently obtained at the Thames, among which are native Copperas (Sulphate of Iron), a rarely found mineral, on account of its being soluble in water, and Mallite, a very rare and interesting compound of an organic acid with an earthy base.

Specimens of Auriferous Quartz, Zinc-blende and other interesting ores, were also exhibited from the Caledonian Mine and the Perseverance Lode, Collingwood.