MINING: Hot Stuff

Through the West and Southwest last week, the scrape of shovel, drone of plane and click of Geiger counter heralded the spread of uranium fever. As prospectors kept discovering uranium where no one had bothered to look before, Texas reported its first ore finds. Among the developments:

¶ Near Spur, Texas, the four sons of Mrs. T. E. McArthur dug up 30 tons of sandstone outcropping on their mother's ranch, shipped them to Anaconda Copper's uranium mill at Bluewater, N.Mex., and got the report that they had found Texas' first commercial ore. The McArthur boys, busily shoveling up more ore, reported...

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