Radioactive Ore

Radioactive Ore

General Radioactive Ore Info
Our Radioactive ore is from a variety of sites throughout the world. Most of the domestic samples are mined by our own prospectors. All ore samples are of typical 'useful size' which is generally 1.5 to 3.5", with most samples being about 2.5" across. If a sample is unusually large or unusually small, it is clearly noted in the text for that sample. An exception to this is our Cloud Chamber Sources which are intentionally small and higher in radiation intensity as they are intended to operate in the limited space of a Cloud Chamber device. Uranium Ore samples may contain primary and secondary Uranium ores including: Carnotite (bright yellow), Uraninite (black crystal), Pitchblende (jet black), Uranophane (canary yellow), Gummite (rust brown), Tyuyamunite (pale green), Schroeckingerite (greenish-yellow), and other minor ores.

How Ore is Measured
The radiation measurements stated on all of our radioactive items is guaranteed to be accurate. It is measured with a calibrated, Stabilized Assay Meter, not just a simple Geiger Counter. 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). Measurements taken with Pancake or End Window probes will produce falsely high readings and are deceptive to the customer. 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 the Alpha radiation emissions as that too produces falsely high readings.

Ore Uses & Applications
Radioactive ores have a variety of uses. Lower radiation level ores are ideal for testing Geiger Counters and similar types of radiation detection equipment. Higher level ores are intended for laboratory experimentation or for radiological training purposes. For example, ore samples are hidden in a large area - then the samples have to be located as quickly as possible with radiation detection equipment. For just this purpose, we supply Radioactive ore to Police, Fire, and Homeland Security departments. Another use is for Cloud Chambers. Cloud Chambers are devices that make the radiation produced by radioactive materials visible to the eye, as small streaks of cloud-like vapor. They require higher radiation level samples, but need to be physically small to fit in the limited area available in a Cloud Chamber. Mineral collectors find all Uranium ore varieties and radiation levels useful for their collections.



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Uranium Ore - Granular or Chunks

Uranium Ore - Granular or Chunks

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 other primary & secondary...
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..and up, based on selection.

URANINITE 5,500 cpm (Low Level) #URAN05

URANINITE 5,500 cpm (Low Level) #URAN05

Uranium Ore: URANINITE Radiation Emission: 5,500 CPM LOW LEVEL RADIATION Weight: 26 grams Size: 2.25" A very attractive sample with a clear band of Uraninite running through it, This is a thin sample and on the reverse side, we've cut it and...
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URANINITE 6,000 cpm (Low Level) #URAN06

URANINITE 6,000 cpm (Low Level) #URAN06

Uranium Ore: URANINITE Radiation Emission: 6,000 CPM LOW LEVEL RADIATION Weight: 120 grams Size: 2.25" This is a sample ideal for display or educational use. The reverse side has been cut and ground flat - this is the lower image. We've wiped it...
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THORITE 10,000 cpm (Medium Level) #THOR1

THORITE 10,000 cpm (Medium Level) #THOR1

Thorium Ore: THORITE Radiation Emission: 10,000 CPM MEDIUM LEVEL RADIATION Weight: 48 grams Size: 2.25" We very rarely see Thorium Ore samples - and it's even less often we see very active Thorium Ore samples. This rare & attractive ore sample...
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