STK-ID 20270

Sequence on claimant driving in stake to mark claim showing how stakes are driven to mark off claim, man in Mines and Claims office recording strike. CU of miners license. Shots of woman and male clerks in Claims Office, of two prospectors following vein, trenching, clearing vegetation, blasting vein, examining broken quartz, of miner sharpening drills on mobile forge, of sunset in the forest, of miners tent and campfire. Shot in morning, miners breaking camp, packing tent, putting out campfire, getting into canoe and paddling off. Shot of miners crushing quartz for assaying using portable crusher. Shots of miners weighing charge and adding flux, melting and pouring charge, cooling and breaking off slag. Shots of gold and silver which is left.


Excerpt from
Prospecting for Gold in Ontario
Northwestern Ontario
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w, 16mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486