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Photostory #36: 20th Century Prospectors Take to the Air

Jim Lynch
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
December 9, 1955
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
Mounted in a five-foot tube in tail of Canso flying boat, a magnetometer scanner is examined by electronics operator before rake-off. From impulses recorded on a zig-zag graph, geologists can determine areas rich in minerals; motion picture camera simultaneously records ground from which impulses were received.