NEW ROADS TO URANIUM RICHES
Uncle Sam is paying fortunes these days for uranium ore, and it’s easy to find, too. What are you waiting for?
By Lester David
ABOUT a year ago, a tall chap from Minneapolis l knocked at the door of the Atomic Energy Commission headquarters in Grand Junction, Col., and asked to see one of the staff scientists. Ushered into the office of Dr. Al Rasor, he said he’d heard a lot about uranium prospecting and would like to try his hand.
Go Dig Yourself a Fortune
Mi’s prospecting expert gives you the lowdown on what to do when you make a lucky strike.
By Harry Kursh
THE last few years have seen the emergence of a new kind of lone adventurer in America, a type that is gradually replacing the old-time prospector with his whiskers, battered hat, pickax and pack burro. The new type is the sparetime prospector, an amateur geologist and enthusiastic “rock hound” who devotes vacations, weekends and every hour he can spare from his regular activities to searching for uranium and precious metals. Naturally, friends and neighbors think he’s a little off his rocker—until he strikes it rich and retires to Florida.
HOW TO BUILD A GEIGER-MUELLER URANIUM SURVEY METER
By F. L. Brittin, S.M.,I.R.E.
ANYONE can build and operate this simplified Geiger-Mueller survey meter, which is an instrument for detecting the presence of radiations emanating from radioactive substances such as valuable uranium and radium. Specifically, the Geiger-Mueller tube, which is the most important component of the instrument, detects X-rays, cosmic rays and gamma rays. Beta rays can also be detected by Geiger tubes with very thin cathode walls.
Fireworks Find Oil
By EMERSON G. SMITH
Continental Oil Company
That newcomer in industrial science, the Geophysicist, builds a little earthquake, listens to the result, and takes the guesswork out of petroleum exploration.
THE waves sent out by an earthquake travel at varying speeds in different kinds of earth and rock. Knowledge of these speeds permits the calculation of the approximate distance of the ‘quake after a seismograph gives its reading.
Flying Cameraman Ousts the Old-Time Prospector
Where prospectors of the old school searched the gold country for years in quest of the precious metal, the modern aerial cameraman discovers and records all the salient features of a mineral-bearing region by the simple click of a shutter. Read here how the amazing instruments disclose topographical secrets to flying prospectors.
Earn Good Wages in New Gold Rush
by John Edwin Hogg
THERE’S a new gold rush on—one in which you can participate as well as the reasoned prospector, with the reasonable assurance of panning out a fair day’s wages, and with the ever-present possibility of striking a nugget which may vary anywhere from $50 to $5,000 in value. Hundreds of men, thrown out of work by the business depression, are today panning out gold in the thousands of places where it is known to exist in small quantities.
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Movie Camera Is Also Projector
FILMS may be projected as well as taken with a midget home movie camera marketed recently for amateur use. A tiny but powerful electric motor operated by four flashlight cells drives the film during exposure, and supplies power for the projector bulb. The film used is 9-1/2 mm. wide, but has a picture area about the same as that of 16 mm. film, since perforations are in the center between the frames. The camera has a fast f 2.5 lens, giving usually clear pictures.
’49 Uranium Rush
PROFESSIONAL and amateur prospectors by the thousands are literally leaving no stone unturned in the great uranium rush of ’49. The ores which yield atomic energy are being sought in every part of North America.
Excited by reports of government rewards, many of the prospectors are wasting their time in localities where uranium of worthwhile quality can hardly be expected to be found, though there is always a chance that someone may upset the convictions of mining engineers by making a “strike” in a new region.
The Atomic Energy Commission wants to see samples of any ores suspected of containing valuable amounts of radioactive materials, but prospectors are urged to make reasonable tests of their samples before submitting them. Misinformed or overly enthusiastic people have submitted hundreds of samples of worthless rocks, including ordinary concrete, to the commission.
$35,000 REWARD for URANIUM
Here’s your chance to “cash in!” Over $3,750,000 in Government Bonuses have been paid for URANIUM discoveries in the past 2 years. Currently $175,000 a month is paid to people like you. Precision Geiger Counters and Scintillators are the finest instruments made for URANIUM pros-specting. These highly sensitive instruments are compact, lightweight and ruggedly built for field use. Prices start at $29.95.
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