• Short Summary

    OKA, QUEBEC, JAN, 1964.

    WITH SUPER-SONIC AIRLINERS AND MOON TRAVEL JUST AROUND THE CORNER TECHNOLOGY MUST?

  • Description

    OKA, QUEBEC, JAN, 1964.

    WITH SUPER-SONIC AIRLINERS AND MOON TRAVEL JUST AROUND THE CORNER TECHNOLOGY MUST LOOK FARTHER AFIELD FOR THE MATERIALS TO MAKE DRAWING-BOARD IDEAS A REALITY.

    ONE SUCH MATERIAL IS COLUMBIUM (ALSO CALLED NIOBIUM). BEFORE A NEW CANADIAN MINE AT OKA, QUEBEC (ONLY 30 MILES FROM CANADA'S LARGEST CITY, MONTREAL) CAME INTO REGULAR PRODUCTION IN OCTOBER 1961, ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS OFTEN HAD TO DISCOUNT COLUMBIUM AS A DESIGN MATERIAL BECAUSE OF ITS SCARCITY, COST AND ERRATIC SUPPLY. PREVIOUS TO THE DISCOVERY OF COLUMBIUM IN CANADA, THE BULK OF THE WORLD'S PRODUCTION CAME FROM NIGERIA. CANADIAN COLOMBIUM IS READILY AVAILABLE IN QUANTITY.

    THAT THE NEW SUPPLY OF COLUMBIUM IN CANADA IS CONVENIENTLY CLOSE TO CONSUMERS IN THE HEART OF INDUSTRIAL NORTH AMERICAN IS AN ADDED ADVANTAGE. THE POWDERED CONCENTRATE MADE UP OF A MINERAL CALLED PVROCHLORE CONTAINS 35% COLUMBIUM AND IS EASILY SHIPPED TO CANADIAN ALLOY MAKERS, THE UNITED STATES, EUROPE AND JAPAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA64F44N4UF42B3457AD4PUVX22
    Media URN:
    VLVA64F44N4UF42B3457AD4PUVX22
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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