Radioactive Ore

Radioactive Ore


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 Uranium ore is actually coming from the tiny (<0.01%) Radium impurity in the ore - which is why Uranium ore is more radioactive than Uranium metal. Ore availability varies throughout 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, End Window or Scintillator probes will produce highly exaggerated readings which are deceptive to the customer. The radiation level stated is the combined Beta and Gamma emission.

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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

..and up, based on selection.

Bulk Uranium Ore Assortment - 5 Pounds

Bulk Uranium Ore Assortment - 5 Pounds

Uranium Ore Assortment > Bulk quantities of Uranium Ore for classroom experimentation, chemical Uranium extraction or mineral collectors. A great variety of Uranium ores from multiple mine locations in the United States. Radiation emission from...
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URANINITE, SuperGrade - 35,000 cpm - sample #591

URANINITE, SuperGrade - 35,000 cpm - sample #591

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 35,000 CPM WEIGHT: 15 grams SIZE: 1.5" This small sample just makes it into the SuperGrade category with a radiation level of 35,000 CPM. An amazing radiation output for a sample of this size! Like any...
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URANINITE - 25,000 cpm - sample #559

URANINITE - 25,000 cpm - sample #559

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 25,000 CPM WEIGHT: 25 grams SIZE: 1.75" This is a high level Uraninite sample measuring 25,000 CPM - Black Uraninite, a primary Uranium ore runs all through this sample. It has a light carbonate coating...
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GUMMITE/URANINITE - 12,000 cpm - sample #425

GUMMITE/URANINITE - 12,000 cpm - sample #425

Front & Rear images of sample URANIUM ORE: Gummite, Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 12,000 CPM WEIGHT: 148 grams SIZE: 3" A nice sample with patches of high grade black Uraninite as well as canary yellow Carnotite. The Carnotite is only on the...
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MIXED ORES - 8,500 cpm - sample #421

MIXED ORES - 8,500 cpm - sample #421

URANIUM ORE: Carnotite, Gummite, Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 8,500 CPM WEIGHT: 297 grams SIZE: 4" This very colorful & attractive Uranium ore sample is loaded with various Uranium ores. Present is Gummite, Carnotite, Uraninite and even some...
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URANINITE/CARNOTITE - 6,000 cpm - sample #460

URANINITE/CARNOTITE - 6,000 cpm - sample #460

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite, Carnotite RADIATION EMISSION: 6,000 CPM WEIGHT: 314 grams SIZE: 3.5" A very rare & beautiful sample with pitch black Uraninite crystals running all through it, surrounded by patches of bright yellow Carnotite. At 6,000CPM...
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GUMMITE/CARNOTITE - 5,000cpm - sample #445

GUMMITE/CARNOTITE - 5,000cpm - sample #445

URANIUM ORE: Carnotite/Gummite RADIATION EMISSION: 5,000 CPM WEIGHT: 531 grams SIZE: 5" This is a large, heavy sample weighing in at 531 grams and measuring 5" across. The picture really doesn't do it justice. It contains very large quartz...
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Generic Uranium Ore, range 'A ' (1,000 to 3,000 CPM)

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

Generic Uranium Ore Radiation Range 'A' (1,000 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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