Kōrero: Radioactive minerals

An early scintillometer (2 o 2)

An early scintillometer

The earliest instruments for detecting radioactivity were large and clumsy. But with the development of portable instruments, anyone could go prospecting for radioactive minerals. This scintillometer was obtained by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in the early 1950s, and is still used today.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Alastair McLean

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Rebecca Priestley, 'Radioactive minerals - Prospecting for uranium', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4777/an-early-scintillometer (accessed 1 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Rebecca Priestley, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006