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 - 4 Pounds

Bulk Uranium Ore Assortment - 4 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...
$150.00

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CARNOTITE/GUMMITE (large!) - 40,000 cpm - sample #1114

CARNOTITE/GUMMITE (large!) - 40,000 cpm - sample #1114

URANIUM ORE: Carnotite, Gummite RADIATION EMISSION: 40,000 CPM WEIGHT: 1,213 grams SIZE: 6.5" A very large ore sample measuring over 1,213 grams and 6.5" across. An impressive looking Uranium ore sample, clearly showing multiple secondary...
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MIXED URANIUM ORES - 10,000 cpm - sample #1117

MIXED URANIUM ORES - 10,000 cpm - sample #1117

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite/Carnotite/Gummite RADIATION EMISSION: 20,000 CPM WEIGHT: 263 grams SIZE: 4" This super colorful sample is just loaded with various secondary Uranium minerals. The maroon colored radioactive mineral is unidentified, however...
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CARNOTITE/GUMMITE - 10,000 cpm - sample #1105

CARNOTITE/GUMMITE - 10,000 cpm - sample #1105

Front & Rear images of sample URANIUM ORE: Gummite/Carnotite RADIATION EMISSION: 10,000 CPM WEIGHT: 71 grams SIZE: 2.5" An attractive Uranium ore sample. It primarily contains Gummite & Carnotite, but also bands of quartz crystals. Perfect for...
$59.00

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CARNOTITE/GUMMITE - 6,000 cpm - sample #1111

CARNOTITE/GUMMITE - 6,000 cpm - sample #1111

URANIUM ORE: Carnotite, Gummite RADIATION EMISSION: 6,000 CPM WEIGHT: 132 grams SIZE: 3" A very nice looking sample clearly showing multiple secondary Uranium minerals. The reverse side has copious amounts of quartz crystals and beautiful...
$49.00

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CARNOTITE/URANINITE (large!) - 5,000 cpm - sample #1118

CARNOTITE/URANINITE (large!) - 5,000 cpm - sample #1118

URANIUM ORE: Carnotite/Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 5,000 CPM WEIGHT: 930 grams SIZE: 6" This spectacular Uranium ore sample is quite large - weighing over 930 grams and measuring 6" across. We had a similar sample that was a bit larger that...
$120.00

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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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