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Volume 20, 1887
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4. A fine series of specimens, presented by Mr. Docherty, from Dusky Sound, was exhibited, and their indications explained.

Mr. Docherty has been working single-handed, cutting tracks in the direction of Wet Jacket Arm, in continuation of his labours for some three or four years past, and has been successful in discovering a system of metalliferous veins and intersecting dykes, the contents of which are of interest to the mineralogist, and will probably prove of great economic value in the future. Sir James Hector exhibited a diagram map showing the district explored by Messrs. Reischek and Docherty, and referred to the existence of an area of many hundred square miles in that part of the Colony that had never yet been visited or explored.