Science: Out Where the Click Is Louder

Modern prospectors who take to the hills in search of uranium need fancier equipment than the oldtime pick, shovel and burro. They also need a new kind of knowledge. To help uranium prospectors, the Atomic Energy Commission and the Geological Survey last week issued a handbook, written in simple language, called Prospecting for Uranium (Government Printing Office; 30¢). It describes various uranium ores, tells where they are apt to be found and how they can be identified.

The best way to look for uranium, says the booklet, is with a Geiger counter, now manufactured by dozens of companies and retailing for...

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