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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URANINITE - 30,000 cpm - sample #910

URANINITE - 30,000 cpm - sample #910

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 30,000 CPM WEIGHT: 64 grams SIZE: 3.25" This very attractive Uraninite sample emits over 30,000 CPM of radiation. Some secondary Uranium compound highlights are present on the surface making this a real...
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URANINITE - 30,000 cpm - sample #801

URANINITE - 30,000 cpm - sample #801

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 30,000 CPM WEIGHT: 20 grams SIZE: 2" This is a high level Uraninite sample measuring 30,000 CPM - virtually solid black Uraninite with a light carbonate coating on the surface. Great for classroom...
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URANINITE - 30,000 cpm - sample #911

URANINITE - 30,000 cpm - sample #911

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 30,000 CPM WEIGHT: 20 grams SIZE: 2.25" This is a nice slice of high grade Uraninite ore. It emits over 30,000 CPM, which is quite impressive for its size. Ideal for geology instruction & classroom use....
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CARNOTITE/GUMMITE - 10,000 cpm - sample #914

CARNOTITE/GUMMITE - 10,000 cpm - sample #914

URANIUM ORE: Carnotite, Gummite RADIATION EMISSION: 10,000 CPM WEIGHT: 220 grams SIZE: 3" This is a larger, heavier sample measuring over 3" across and weighing in at 220 grams. At 10,000CPM it is very active and is an ideal sample for showing...
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EUXENITE - 4,000 cpm - sample #915

EUXENITE - 4,000 cpm - sample #915

RADIOACTIVE ORE: Euxenite RADIATION EMISSION: 4,000 CPM WEIGHT: 196 grams SIZE: 2.75" Rare, jet black, glassy crystals of Euxenite are present all through this rock. No doubt there are far more crystals inside that are shielded from view &...
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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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Introduction to Radioactive Minerals

Introduction to Radioactive Minerals

With nearly 200 illustrious color photos and electron micrographs this book is a must for anyone interested in Uranium and Thorium. The minerals are arranged geographically and by the conditions which created the radioactive elements. Then they are...
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Mineralogy of Uranium and Thorium

Mineralogy of Uranium and Thorium

A more advanced book for students of geology, this book offers a systematic overview of uranium and thorium minerals, which are known for their intense ultraviolet fluorescence and are critically important as our source of nuclear energy. Learn...
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