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.

URANINITE - 35,000 cpm - sample #906

URANINITE - 35,000 cpm - sample #906

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 35,000 CPM WEIGHT: 25 grams SIZE: 1.75" This is a smaller Uraninite sample, but it just barely nudges into the SuperGrade catagory. Somewhat small at just under 2" across, but packing a powerful 35,000...
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URANINITE - 30,000 cpm - sample #905

URANINITE - 30,000 cpm - sample #905

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 30,000 CPM WEIGHT: 64 grams SIZE: 2.5" This Uraninite sample is a powerful radiation emitter at 30,000 CPM. It is virtually all Uraninite with little inert rock. It is covered by an unusual white...
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URANINITE - 30,000 cpm - sample #904

URANINITE - 30,000 cpm - sample #904

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 30,000 CPM WEIGHT: 38 grams SIZE: 2.25" A powerful radiation emitter, this chunk of Uranium ore is virtually solid crystalline Uraninite with a thin coating on the rock's surface. Being a typical sample...
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URANINITE - 25,000 cpm - sample #903

URANINITE - 25,000 cpm - sample #903

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 25,000 CPM WEIGHT: 48 grams SIZE: 2.5" This is an interesting looking Uranium ore sample. It is composed of Jet black Uraninite and has an unusual white carbonate coating on the rock's surface. Quite a...
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URANINITE - 25,000 cpm - sample #907

URANINITE - 25,000 cpm - sample #907

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 25,000 CPM WEIGHT: 17 grams SIZE: 1.5" Virtually solid Uraninite with little inert rock, this small, 1.5" sample is like a tiny nuclear reactor. Cranking out over 25,000 CPM of radiation and weighing...
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CARNOTITE - 15,000 cpm - sample #902

CARNOTITE - 15,000 cpm - sample #902

URANIUM ORE: Carnotite RADIATION EMISSION: 15,000 CPM WEIGHT: 77 grams SIZE: 3" An attractive Carnotite sample. Yellow Carnotite covers all sides of this rock. A nice size at 3" across and 77 grams in weight. Perfect for classroom geology...
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AZURITE/MALACHITE - 1,500 cpm - sample #901

AZURITE/MALACHITE - 1,500 cpm - sample #901

URANIUM ORE: Azurite, Malachite RADIATION EMISSION: 1,500 CPM WEIGHT: 356 grams SIZE: 3.5" A freak of nature! We've never seen a radioactive Azurite or Malachite sample before, but here is one for the record books. This is a stunningly beautiful...
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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....
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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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