Story: Mining and underground resources

Drilling for scheelite

Drilling for scheelite

Scheelite miner Mark Shaw uses a petrol-driven drill to break up scheelite ore in the early 1950s. A gas mask protects against the petrol fumes and dust. The site was high in the mountains above Glenorchy.

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Simon Nathan, 'Mining and underground resources - Metals known but not mined', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9246/drilling-for-scheelite (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006