TLF ID R8929
This silent colour clip is from a film made in 1962 to celebrate the last visit of Mount Isa Mines's original prospector, John Campbell Miles. It shows blasting at the Mary Kathleen open-cut mine in Mount Isa in north-western Queensland, opening with a long shot of explosives being fired in two locations. Rocks and dust shower into the air and down the slopes where rough roads have been formed to enable collection of the ore. The clip concludes with a large truck being loaded with the blasted ore by a front-end loader while another loader waits on the terrace above.