Radioactive Ore

Radioactive Ore

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Overview
The two naturally occurring radioactive ores are Uranium ore and Thorium ore. Other radioactive elements (for example Radium) are found as small impurities in Uranium and Thorium ores. Generally speaking, Uranium ores are more radioactive than Thorium ores. An interesting fact is that 98% of the radiation emitted from some Uranium ores is actually coming from the tiny (less than 1%) Radium impurity in the ore, not from the Uranium not as you would expect.
This is why Uranium ore is much more radioactive than pure Uranium metal.
In this section you will find our radioactive ores, if you are interested in pure Uranium metal, please see our Chemicals & Metals section. The availability of our radioactive ores varies with the season. In the Winter months very little ore is available as the mines are frozen and not accessible by our prospectors. Spring & Summer months we tend to have a much larger variety of ores and you will see many more products listed here than other times of the year.

How Ore is Measured
The radiation measurements stated on all of our radioactive items is guaranteed to be accurate. All samples are measured with a modern, calibrated Geiger Counter as well as a calibrated Stabilized Assay Meter. We measure the total Beta and Gamma radiation emissions from each sample in CPM (Counts Per Minute) using a standard 'Hot Dog' probe (such as a Ludlum 44-6). Geiger Counter measurements taken with Pancake or End Window probes will produce falsely high readings and are deceptive to the customer. The same is true if readings are taken with a Scintillator or Scintillation probe. The radiation emission number stated with each sample is the combined Beta and Gamma emissions, taken from the area on the sample that produces the highest reading. We do not measure or include the Alpha radiation emissions as that too produces falsely high readings.




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Uranium Ore Fragments

Uranium Ore Fragments

Uranium Ore Fragments Radioactive Uranium Ore - available in Granulated or Chunk form. Granular ore comes in a 2 dram vial, Chunk ore in a 5 dram vial as shown. Vials may contain Uraninite, Pitchblende, Carnotite, Gummite and a wide variety of...
$12.00

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TORBERNITE - Ultra Grade - 61,000 cpm - sample #088

TORBERNITE - Ultra Grade - 61,000 cpm - sample #088

URANIUM ORE: Torbernite RADIATION EMISSION: 61,000 CPM WEIGHT: 237 grams SIZE: 4" Holy Crap! Unbelievably rare 'Ultra Grade' (over 60,000 CPM beta/gamma) ore sample, outrageously hot, measuring over 60,000 CPM! This is an Ultra Grade Torbernite...
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URANINITE - 20,000 cpm - sample #085

URANINITE - 20,000 cpm - sample #085

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 20,000 CPM WEIGHT: 21 grams SIZE: 1.5" This is a high grade Uraninite sample measuring 20,000 CPM - absolutely loaded with black Uraninite throughout. Great for classroom instruction, collectors, or as...
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URANINITE - 20,000 cpm - sample #086

URANINITE - 20,000 cpm - sample #086

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 20,000 CPM WEIGHT: 10 grams SIZE: 2" This is a high grade Uraninite sample measuring 20,000 CPM. It is similar in size & shape to a Flint arrowhead. Packed with Uraninite, a primary Uranium mineral....
$89.00

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URANINITE - 15,000 cpm - sample #087

URANINITE - 15,000 cpm - sample #087

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 15,000 CPM WEIGHT: 54 grams SIZE: 2.5" This is a Uraninite ore sample, measuring a little over 15,000 CPM. A nice size, measuring about 2.5" across. Uraninite can be found all through this sample with a...
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THORIUM ORE - 2,000 cpm - sample #084

THORIUM ORE - 2,000 cpm - sample #084

THORIUM ORE RADIATION EMISSION: 2,000 CPM WEIGHT: 58 grams SIZE: 2" We haven't had much Thorium ore in the past, but perhaps we'll see more this year. Considered as a possible replacement for Uranium reactors, Thorium is being considered as a...
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Generic Uranium Ore, range 'A ' (1,500 to 3,000 CPM)

Generic Uranium Ore, range 'A ' (1,500 to 3,000 CPM)

Generic Uranium Ore Radiation Range 'A' (1,500 to 3,000 CPM) typical generic Uranium Ore samples Generic Uranium Ore samples in the safe 1,000 to 3,000 CPM radiation range are ideal for beginning collectors or as an inexpensive radiation source....
$25.00

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