Kōrero: Radioactive minerals

Last hope for uranium

Last hope for uranium

Geologists and prospectors pose outside the opening to the tunnel that Lime and Marble called ‘Uraniums Last Hope’ on the south side of the Buller Gorge in 1960. Back (left to right): geologists Reg Sprigg and Bill Watters, and company owner Tas McKee. Front (left to right): prospectors George Sheldon and Tom Cross.

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Photograph by Jock Braithwaite

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Rebecca Priestley, 'Radioactive minerals - Uranium prospecting, 1956 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4793/last-hope-for-uranium (accessed 1 July 2022)

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