Story: Rock, limestone and clay

1950s radio show

1950s radio show

In this publicity or advertising photograph, this family is listening to a radio show for their evening’s entertainment. Some old valve radios used mica capacitors (a component that stores electricity), but other materials soon proved to be superior. There was a brief flurry of interest in mica mining in New Zealand in the 1940s, but no good sources were found.

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Photograph by Gordon Burt

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Carl Walrond, 'Rock, limestone and clay - Other minerals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006