Title Details

Earth Reveals, The

A survey of the mineral potentialities of Australia.
Year : 1960 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes | Producer : Eric Thompson
Director : Ian Dunlop |
Views of outback landscape & rocks. Various lone miners hand fossicking & panning for gold. The narrator refers to the gold rushes of the 1860s over various shots of abandoned buildings & ruined buildings. A miner working at his small mechanised gold mine.
Access No. 123863 | 2 mins 49 secs | 1960s | Western Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Various shots of Kalgoorlie, WA. Miners leaving a mine shaft. Miners forming bars from molten gold. Miners in Broken Hill working underground mining for lead. Ore being shovelled, loaded & transported, miners drilling. Zinc & lead being separated in a treatment plant. Exterior views of mine & town.
Access No. 123867 | 2 mins 43 secs | 1960s | Kalgoorlie, WA & Broken Hill, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Outback SA landscape. Mining for iron ore using explosives & earth moving equipment. The ore is transported by truck & train to Whyalla, where it is transferred via conveyor belt directly into a ship's hold. Miners in a blast furnace at Port Kembla producing steel.
Access No. 123868 | 2 mins 23 secs | 1960s | Whyalla, SA, Australia & Port Kembla, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Exterior views of copper mine at Mount Isa, QLD. Miners working with molten copper & lead. Views of Mount Isa streets. Crowd at a rodeo. Aerials of WA outback landscape. Geologists looking for uranium near Hall's Creek WA from the air & on land. Men examining aerial photographs showing radioactive areas to be explored. Aerials & various shots of Mary Kathleen uranium mining township, QLD (now demolished & Lake Corella.
Access No. 123869 | 4 mins 35 secs | 1960s | Mount ISA, Australia & Mary Kathleen, Qld, Australia & Hall's Creek, WA | © NFSA | Colour |
Uranium mining with explosives & heavy earth moving equipment. Geologists using geiger counters & grading ore. The ore is loaded then transported to treatment plant for crushing & separating, then conversion to uranium oxide. Oil exploration at Surat, QLD. Surveyors marking out territory, men drilling. Recording underground explosions, men examining a graph of explosion.
Access No. 123870 | 4 mins 8 secs | 1960s | Surat, Qld, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Men working on an oil rig in Papua New Guinea. Various shots of mines, miners & specialists involved in search for minerals. Men loading equipment into a Bureau of Mineral Resource aeroplane. Various outback landscape shots, men walking among rocks.
Access No. 123871 | 3 mins 14 secs | 1960s | Papua New Guinea & Australia | © NFSA | Colour |