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Prospector with a 5 o'clock shadow, mustache and pipe, who has dropped his pickaxe for a geiger counter.

Prospecting for Uranium

Posted by: Natalie Burclaff

The United States Atomic Energy Commission started an effort in 1947 to identify and develop domestic sources of uranium for purposes of national security, putting out advertisements and offering financial incentives, which created a uranium rush of those hoping to strike it rich.