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.

URANINITE/GUMMITE - 35,000 cpm - sample #0235k

URANINITE/GUMMITE - 35,000 cpm - sample #0235k

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite/Gummite RADIATION EMISSION: 35,000 CPM WEIGHT: 46 grams SIZE: 2.5" An attractive sample loaded with Uraninite and covered with what appears to be a carbonate coating. Brown spot areas of Gummite are visible on both sides....
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URANINITE - 15,000 cpm - sample #0415k

URANINITE - 15,000 cpm - sample #0415k

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 15,000 CPM WEIGHT: 60 grams SIZE: 2.25" This is a nice Uraninite sample measuring over 15,000 CPM - loaded with black Uraninite throughout. Some tiny brown spots of Gummite, a secondary Uranium mineral,...
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GUMMITE/CARNOTITE - 9,000 cpm - sample #019k

GUMMITE/CARNOTITE - 9,000 cpm - sample #019k

URANIUM ORE: Gummite/Carnotite RADIATION EMISSION: 9,000 CPM WEIGHT: 270 grams SIZE: 4" This is a larger sample measuring over 4" across and weighing a hefty 270 grams. Brown Gummite is in a heavy band on the front with some light yellow patches...
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GUMMITE - 8,000 cpm - sample #038k

GUMMITE - 8,000 cpm - sample #038k

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 8,000 CPM WEIGHT: 111 grams SIZE: 3.5" This is a sample of Gummite Uranium ore, with heavy deposite on the back and running through the center. Some Yellow Carnotite can be seen on the front. Great for...
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GUMMITE/CARNOTITE - 7,000 cpm - sample #057k

GUMMITE/CARNOTITE - 7,000 cpm - sample #057k

Front & Rear images of sample URANIUM ORE: Gummite/Carnotite RADIATION EMISSION: 7,000 CPM WEIGHT: 142 grams SIZE: 3" This is an unusual ore sample. It primarily contains Gummite & Carnotite, but also an unidentified maroon colored Uranium ore....
$49.00

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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....
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