Radiant and charming, even in a white jacket and miner's helmet, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, visited the Roan Antelope copper mine, near Luanshya, northern Rhodesia, on Tuesday, July 9.
SV IN COPPER MINE CAGE ARRIVES AT 1440 LEVEL
CU QUEEN MOTHER COMES OUT AND CHATS TO MINERS
SLV FROM HER EYE LINE TO GROUP OF FIGURES AT WORK
SV QUEEN MOTHER COMES DOWN STAIRCASE TOWARDS CAMERA
SCU TO B.V. BACK VIEW OF QUEEN MOTHER AND COMPANY WATCHING MINERS AT WORK ON FACE OF WALL
SV QUEEN MOTHER AND COMPANY (FRONT VIEW) CAMERA PANS RIGHT TO LEFT TO SHOW MECHANICAL SHOVEL WHICH THEY ARE WATCHING
SV QUEEN MOTHER WATCHING FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE
SLV CROWD WAVING FLAGS AT KITWE
SLV ROYAL CAR ARRIVES THROUGH' CROWDS AT STADIUM AND PASSING CAMERA
SLV CROWD CUT AWAY
SCU QUEEN MOTHER RECEIVING PRESENTATION FROM AFRICANBOY AT STADIUM
CU QUEEN MOTHER RECEIVING PRESENTATION FROM AFRICANBOY AT STADIUM
CU CAR DRIVES PAST CAMERA AND AWAY TO SLV
SLV CROWD AT MULUNGUSHI WAITING FOR WAR
SLV QUEEN WALKING TOWARDS CAMERA TO CROWDS AT YOUTH CLUB
SV QUEEN MOTHER RECEIVES BOUQUET FROM LITTLE GIRL
SV QUEEN MOTHER RECEIVING PRESENTATION FROM SCOUT COMMISSIONER
SV CROWD CUT AWAY
SV QUEEN MOTHER UNVEILING PLAQUE
CU PAN SHOT FROM ROTARY MILL TO COPPER CONCENTRATE POURING OVER EDGE OF TANK AT MKANA MINE CONCENTRATOR
SV QUEEN MOTHER ENTERING MILL CAMERA PANS LEFT TO RIGHT ON TO MACHINERY
LV QUEEN MOTHER AND OTHERS AT END OF LONG ROOM WATCHING PROCESSES
CU COPPER CASTING ITS SMELTER
SV QUEEN MOTHER AND OTHERS WATCHING FROM WINDOW
CU COPPER CASTINGITS SMELTER
CU QUEEN MOTHER AND DEMONSTRATOR
FRONT V THROUGH' WINDOW
CU COPPER CASTING
SLV QUEEN MOTHER WALKING IN SMELTER SHED
DV QUEEN MOTHER IN GLASS CABIN WATCHING THE SMELTING
CU COPPER PROCESSED
CU ANOTHER VIEW OF SAME DIFFERENT ANGLE
CU QUEEN MOTHER LEAVING THE SMELTING SHED
LV QUEEN MOTHER'S CAR LEAVING
SV QUEEN MOTHER TALKING TO NURSE OUTSIDE SMELTER
CU ANODE CASTING
CU QUEEN MOTHER AND BENHETT GMAKA MINE WATCHING ANODE CASTING
CU ANODE CASTING
SV QUEEN MOTHER AN MULUNGUSKI CAMP SPEAKING TO GROUP OF AFRICANS.
LV TRIBAL DANCING
SV CROWD CUT AWAY
LV INDIAN GIRLS DANCING
SV QUEEN MOTHER SPEAKING TO BOY IN SCHOOL UNIFORM
LV QUEEN MOTHER'S CAR ARRIVES AT THE HIGH COURT BUILDING.
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Background: Radiant and charming, even in a white jacket and miner's helmet, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, visited the Roan Antelope copper mine, near Luanshya, northern Rhodesia, on Tuesday, July 9.
Going down in the familiar steel "cage", she arrived at the main working, 1,400 feet underground at the base of the Storke shaft, to be met by Mr. Jack Spangeberg, miner-in-charge of the work.
This was the longest day of the Queen Mother's tour of Rhodesia. Leaving Government House, Lusaka, in the morning, she flew to Ndola, attended a reception and then drove to Luanshya for another reception before going on to the Roan Antelope mine.
Down in the mine working, she was shown how the rock face was drilled and saw modern mobile scoops in action. Talking to a number of miners, she shook hands with two Africans working on the main face.
The mining companies showed how they were handling race relations by their selection of people to be presented. Rand Antelope assembled seven Europeans and six Africans. Mr.N.N. Vanniekerk, Mineworkers Union branch chairman, a South African, stood next to Mr. Wili Casiton Robert, an African mine police sergeant.
After lunching at Luanshya with Sir William and Lady Murphy, the Queen Mother drove to Kitwe where she was the guest of Mrs Harry Oppenheimer and the Rhokans Corporation.
The next day, July 10, Her Majesty drove 38 miles from Kitwe to Ndola to attend a garden party given by the Senior Provincial Commissioner, Mr. J.P. Murray, at which there were 2,000 guests from all parts of the copper bolt.
Leaving Ndola airport in a Heron aircraft, the Queen Mother then flew to Broken Hill to open the King George VI memorial camp on the great north road, where she unveiled a plaque to the late King and watched a display, including dances by African, European and Indian children.
Returning to Broken Hill, she flew back to Lusaka where she spent the night as guest of the governor, Sir Arthur Benson, and Lady Benson.