Historic Photos

Geophysicist Don Dyson (left) and Geologist Hector Ward use a Geiger counter to examine a mineral outcrop in a belt of uranium bear (1955) National Archives of Australia: A1200, L19458. Jack White, prospector who discovered the first uranium deposit at Rum Jungle in 1949 (1955). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L19444  Bulldozer costeaning at Rum Jungle (1959). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L30438Treatment plant, Rum Jungle (1957). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L23831Rum Jungle mine site with stockpiled ore in foreground and White’s flooded open cut in the background (1963). National Archives of Australia: A12111, 1/1963/10/40Bulldozer costeaning at Rum Jungle mine site (1955). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L19450Geophysicist Don Dyson (left), Jack White (middle) and Geologist Hector Ward examining ore sample at Rum Jungle using Geiger counter (1955). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L19445White’s open cut put (1958). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L25495Dyson’s open cut pit, Rum Jungle (1958). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L25499Vehicles driving into White’s open cut pit, Rum Jungle (1958). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L26915 White’s open cut pit with White’s overburden heap in the background (1958). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L26916Rum Jungle mine site treatment plant (1959). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L30436Drilling at Rum Jungle mine site (1959). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L30437Geologists at Rum Jungle mine site (1955). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L19446Diamond drill teams at Rum Jungle mine site (1955). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L19448White’s open cut pit, Rum Jungle mine site (1957). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L22203Loading a haul truck in White’s open cut pit, Rum Jungle mine site (1957). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L23111Top of White’s overburden heap with treatment plant and stockpile areas in the background, Rum Jungle (1957). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L23109White’s open cut pit, Rum Jungle (1957). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L23113The then Prime Minister of Australia R.G Menzies officially opening the treatment plant at Rum Jungle (1957). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L23817A depression channel under construction, Rum Jungle (1957). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L23834White’s open cut pit, Rum Jungle (1958). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L25494Diamond drilling team at Rum Jungle (1958). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L25496Diamond drilling team at Rum Jungle (1958). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L25497White’s open cut pit, Rum Jungle (1958). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L25498Dyson’s open cut pit, Rum Jungle (1958). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L25501Treatment plant area, Rum Jungle (1958). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L25504Treatment plant area in foreground with White’s open cut pit in the background (1958). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L25505  Interior view of the treatment plant, Rum Jungle (1958). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L27145Inside the treatment plant, Rum Jungle (1958). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L27143Dyson’s open cut pit flooded (1960). National Archives of Australia: A1200, L35453

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