Canada: THE DOMINION: Atomic Treasure Hunt

The government man with the small box slung over his shoulder paced slowly to and fro, holding his rodlike detector close to the ground and listening to the sounds in his earphones: rhythmic clicks, five to 50 a minute, depending on the minerals under foot. As he walked, the clicking sped up, whirred into a roar. The man stopped, noted down the location. He had detected a deposit of the world's most coveted mineral: uranium ore, chief source of atomic energy.

Last week, for the first time since 1943, such Geiger-counter hunting...

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