• Short Summary

    Australia's iron obtained from rock formation known as Iron Knob - production & shipping.

  • Description

    Australia.

    Australia's iron is obtained from a curious rock formation known as Iron Knob in South Western Australia.

    Carious shots of the rock known as Iron Knob. LS. The town below the rock to which it has given its name. Several shots of the workers setting fuses in the rock. LS. The rock exploding. Various shots of electric shovel scooping up the broken ore and conveying it to rail trucks. Steam powered ore train travelling through countryside. Long shot of blast furnaces where the ore is processed. Various shots of the men working around blazing furnaces to produce quality 'pig' iron. Various shots of the slow moving white hot liquid iron, ladled into moulds, cooled and removed from moulds and tipped into huge stock piles. A special magnetic scoop picks up the "pigs" and dumps them into waiting railway trucks. Train go to dock where the iron is loaded onto ship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2138.04
    Media URN:
    63558
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:05:00 / 01:18:12:00
    Canister:
    UN 1647 B

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