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

..and up, based on selection.

GUMMITE - 2,000 cpm - sample #021

GUMMITE - 2,000 cpm - sample #021

URANIUM ORE: Gummite RADIATION EMISSION: 2.000 CPM WEIGHT: 81 grams SIZE: 3.5" A very nice sample showing brown Gummite Uranium ore in layers and intermixed with sparkling quartz crystals. This sample measures at about 3.5" across and weighs in...
$25.00

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GUMMITE/CARNOTITE - 3,000 cpm - sample #016

GUMMITE/CARNOTITE - 3,000 cpm - sample #016

URANIUM ORE: Carnotite, Gummite RADIATION EMISSION: 3,000 CPM WEIGHT: 273 grams SIZE: 3.5" Showing multiple Uranium ores, this larger sample measures at about 3.5" across and weighs in at 273 grams. Bright yellow Carnotite is visible on 2 sides,...
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URANINITE/CARNOTITE - 3,000 cpm - sample #018

URANINITE/CARNOTITE - 3,000 cpm - sample #018

Front & Rear images of sample URANIUM ORE: Uraninite/Carnotite RADIATION EMISSION: 3,000 CPM WEIGHT: 140 grams SIZE: 3" Showing distinct Uranium ores, this sample measures at about 3" across and weighs in at 140 grams. Yellow Carnotite, some...
$39.00

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URANINITE/GUMMITE - 4,000 cpm - sample #019

URANINITE/GUMMITE - 4,000 cpm - sample #019

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite & Gummite RADIATION EMISSION: 4,000 CPM WEIGHT: 232 grams SIZE: 4" A substantial sample at about 4" across and weighing in at 232 grams. Areas of black Uraninite along what we think is an unusual form of Gummite, maroon in...
$49.00

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Uranium Ore Radiation Range 'A ' (1,000 to 3,000 CPM)

Uranium Ore Radiation 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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