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Men mining for sheet mica, at Mahitahi, West Coast, [1944 or 1945]

Reference Number: 1/2-044650-F

Men mining for sheet mica at Mahitahi, on the West Coast. Shows a man using a petrol powered drill, while the other is using an air pump to clean dust from the drill bit. Photograph taken 1944 or 1945, by an unidentified photographer.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Mica mines and mining.

Part of:
Heinz, William Frederick, 1900?-1976 :Photographs and negatives of gold mining and other facets of West Coast life, Reference Number PAColl-0372 (19 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: Mica was quarried for the Ministry of Supply and used for radio components

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures633. Goldmining. Drilling(PFP-018097)

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