CALIFORNIA SODIUM RESOURCES AT SEARLES LAKE - 1960S Pan across the dried lake bed of Searles Lake in California which is a key source of lithium salts and other sodium compounds then zoom in to the processing plant nearby then a worker\'s hand picking up the white substance to test its texture. Cut to red cinnabar ore being transferred out of a mine in box cars then shown in its final form of liquid mercury being poured into a glass beaker.
Date: 1960s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:22:00, No Audio
THE BORAX MINES OF CALIFORNIA - 1960S Pan across from the road to the Borax mines in California that supply a large part of the world with the vital element Boron which has more than 600 uses. Fade out to the mule teams that used to mine the substance to modern conveyor belts and a plant where this natural resource is processed.
Date: 1960s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:25:00, No Audio
SNOW REMOVAL - HD Vintage footage of winter road maintenance: "Removal of tons of snow from a typical mile of road once was a major job. Special truck-mounted equipment has been developed to push it aside, blow it away, or melt it down in a matter of minutes." Note: Mastered currently in DVC PRO HD 16 x 9 from film. Available in all HD and SD 4:3 formats.
CALIFORNIA'S MINERAL RESOURCES FROM OCEAN WATER - 1960S Plants near San Francisco extract magnesium, bromine, gypsum and salt from California\'s ocean waters. A bulldozer pushes through rolling drifts of white salt or gypsum and solar evaporization is used to collect these from the water.
Date: 1960s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:10:00, No Audio
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