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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CARNOTITE - 30,000 cpm - sample #1001

CARNOTITE - 30,000 cpm - sample #1001

URANIUM ORE: Carnotite RADIATION EMISSION: 30,000 CPM WEIGHT: 115 grams SIZE: 3" Very rare high grade Carnotite Uranium ore - and it is quite possible there is another yellow Uranium ore present. There are loads of flat yellow/green crystals in...
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CARNOTITEE - 25,000 cpm - sample #1002

CARNOTITEE - 25,000 cpm - sample #1002

URANIUM ORE: Carnotite RADIATION EMISSION: 25,000 CPM WEIGHT: 29 grams SIZE: 2" This bright yellow Uranium ore sample is in the 'high' radiation level category at 25,000 CPM. It's very unusual to find Carnotite samples like this in that category...
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Cloud Chamber Sources

Cloud Chamber Sources

Cloud Chamber Sources > Cloud Chambers are popular science fair projects as well as common research instruments used in the study of nuclear physics. They create a specialized environment that allows the operator to see tracks produced by high...
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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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RADIOACTIVE PETRIFIED WOOD - 1,000 cpm - sample #1003

RADIOACTIVE PETRIFIED WOOD - 1,000 cpm - sample #1003

URANIUM ORE: Various RADIATION EMISSION: 1,000 CPM WEIGHT: 188 grams SIZE: 3" A couple months ago, we were fortunate enough to obtain a single sample of radioactive Petrified Wood. We thought that was going to be the last sample of that type...
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URANINITE - 20,000 cpm - sample #1007

URANINITE - 20,000 cpm - sample #1007

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 20,000 CPM WEIGHT: 159 grams SIZE: 2.5" This is an interesting Uranium ore sample. Jet black Uraninite runs all though this sample in both layers and random blotches. Quite a stout radiation source at...
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URANINITE - 35,000 cpm - sample #1008

URANINITE - 35,000 cpm - sample #1008

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 35,000 CPM WEIGHT: 250 grams SIZE: 3" A powerful radiation emitter, this chunk of Uranium ore is absolutely loaded with Uraninite. Not the most attractive sample, but a very stout natural radiation...
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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...
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