STK-ID 11967

[Remark: on Georgian Bay, near the old fishing village of Killarney, there is a quartzite which is used in the metal industry as crushed rock and as flux in the furnaces.] PAN of town, waterfront, of veins of quartz in rocks, rock along shoreline. LS of high cliffs and quartz mill along shoreline. Shots of quarry, ore cars bringing out rock, miner leading donkey, miner entering tunnel, digging and drilling fir quartz, wheeling push car out of tunnel. CS of boxes of dynamite, miners setting 85 000 pounds of dynamite and using fill to seal openings. LS of tremendous explosion as blast is detonated, displacing an entire hill and 250 000 tons of rock. Shot of small pieces of quartz being blown up to fit crusher, of loaded horse-drawn ore car moving out of tunnel, of steam shovel scooping and loading quartz, ore car being hauled along on dragline, ore being dumped into giant crusher. Various interior shots of milling and processing stages of quartz. Shot of rock in gyrotory crusher, of rock moving along conveyor belt and being dumped at depository from where it will be shipped. Several shots of washing process in millyard. Shots of waterfront of Killarney, of sunset on Georgian Bay.


Excerpt from
Harvesting the Earth's Crust
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 35mm dupe neg b&w
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720 x 486