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Helicopter at prospecting camp

Helicopter at prospecting camp

Photographed in October 1956, a helicopter hovers at Benney’s Landing on the north side of the Lower Buller Gorge – the site of Lime and Marble’s prospecting camp. This was the first use of a helicopter in the New Zealand mining industry, and it greatly assisted prospecting in very rugged country. The pilot was R. J. Scott.

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Radioactive minerals - Uranium prospecting, 1956 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Rebecca Priestley, published 12 Jun 2006