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TERRIFIC WIND VELOCITY.

EVIDENCE OF MINERAL WEALTH

COPPER AND COAL ABUNDANT

(Received February 27, 10.50 a.m.) "There was very little sledging undertaken this year, there being a late summer after the ship left, and I was in poor condition. There was always a possibility that the Aurora might return. " The wind .had. a velocity of 63 miles an hour for every hour of the whole month, and on one occasion we recorded 116 miles per hour; the puff velocity reaches from 200 to 300 miles per hour. The hurricane very much hampered wireless work, but our experiences have demonstrated that no expedition should dream of going without an" equipment.- iOn one occasion the Macquaries Island station was heard off Cape Horn." ■ * Regarding mineral wealth, Dr. Maivson explained that only scattered patches of rock were exposed throughout the 1500 miles of country traversed, and where such a small area was exposed it was hopeless to seek for payable deposits; but what the party, did find shows great variety. They secured good specimens, whic. seem to indicate that the land is even richer than ordinary, country.; Copper ; is most abundant, and ore was found. | They discovered a visible outcrop of coal, and, in fact, dredged it up at many places on the coast, which indicates that a large formation is running through the land.

Dr. Mawson'said he had no inclination to return at the present moment. There; was plenty of scientific work to occupy his mind, and he must go \ England very soon.

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TERRIFIC WIND VELOCITY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914

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TERRIFIC WIND VELOCITY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914

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