Story: Geological exploration

Early geophysical survey (1st of 2)

Early geophysical survey

Geophysicists perform an electrical resistivity survey with a ratiometer in the Reefton area in 1937. This was part of a search for gold-bearing quartz reefs. From left: W. E. Hall, R. L. McHenry, and F. A. McNeill. This is possibly the earliest photograph of geophysical field work in New Zealand.

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Simon Nathan, 'Geological exploration - Mapping, volcanoes and geophysics: 1900–1965', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006