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.

Ore Radiation Level & Grading Chart
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Bulk Uranium Ore Assortment - 5 Pounds

Bulk Uranium Ore Assortment - 5 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...
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CARNOTITE - 20,000 cpm - sample #705

CARNOTITE - 20,000 cpm - sample #705

URANIUM ORE: Carnotite RADIATION EMISSION: 20,000 CPM WEIGHT: 180 grams SIZE: 3" Every square inch of this sample is covered in bright canary yellow Carnotite - a secondary Uranium ore. Carnotite samples rarely ever measure as high as this one...
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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 - 8,000 cpm - sample #704

RADIOACTIVE PETRIFIED WOOD - 8,000 cpm - sample #704

URANIUM ORE: Various RADIATION EMISSION: 8,000 CPM WEIGHT: 90 grams SIZE: 2" One of the most unusual radioactive samples we have, this is a piece of Petrified Wood measuring over 8,000 CPM. When conditions are just right, wood becomes...
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URANINITE - 35,000 cpm - sample #701

URANINITE - 35,000 cpm - sample #701

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 35,000 CPM WEIGHT: 290 grams SIZE: 4" This is an incredibly unusual sample. Alternating layers of pure black Uraninite have been deposited in this sample giving it a 'Zebra' look. It is a large sample,...
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URANINITE, Supergrade - 45,000 cpm - sample #706

URANINITE, Supergrade - 45,000 cpm - sample #706

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 45,000 CPM WEIGHT: 25 grams SIZE: 1.5" This is a pure Uraninite crystal - essentially no inert rock at all. This small sample is firmly in the 'SuperGrade' category with a radiation level of 45,000 CPM....
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URANINITE/CARNOTITE, UltraGrade - 63,000 cpm - sample #703

URANINITE/CARNOTITE, UltraGrade - 63,000 cpm - sample #703

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite, Carnotite RADIATION EMISSION: 63,000 CPM WEIGHT: 180 grams SIZE: 3" We see UltraGrade high radiation samples in this range very, very rarely. At 63,000 CPM this rock packs quite a nuclear wallop. Extremely rare, this...
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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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