Story: Radioactive minerals

Last hope for uranium

Last hope for uranium

Geologists and prospectors pose outside the opening to the tunnel that Lime and Marble called ‘Uraniums Last Hope’ on the south side of the Buller Gorge in 1960. Back (left to right): geologists Reg Sprigg and Bill Watters, and company owner Tas McKee. Front (left to right): prospectors George Sheldon and Tom Cross.

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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