Kōrero: Radioactive minerals

Success for Cassin and Jacobsen (2 o 2)

Success for Cassin and Jacobsen

In 1955, when Frederick Cassin and Charles Jacobsen made the first find of uranium in the Buller Gorge on the West Coast, it caused a sensation, as local people believed it could bring riches to the region. Here, women gather at the Berlins Hotel to see Jacobsen demonstrating the effect of his radioactive rock on the Geiger counter.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: Weekly News, 23 November 1955

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Radioactive minerals - West Coast uranium rush, 1955–56', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4785/success-for-cassin-and-jacobsen (accessed 30 June 2022)

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