Story: Geological exploration

Early Geological Survey map

This is a typical 19th-century geological map.It was prepared in 1887 by Alexander McKay to illustrate a report on the Mokihinui Coalfield, north of Westport. Although printed in black and white, it contains considerable detail of coal seams and is still a useful source of information.

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Reference: Alexander McKay, 'On the Mohikinui Coalfield', Reports of Geological Exploration 18 (1886-87): 161-167 7

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Simon Nathan, 'Geological exploration - The New Zealand Geological Survey, 1865–1892', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/8222/early-geological-survey-map (accessed 25 June 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006