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.

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...
$35.00

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CARNOTITE/URANINITE - 12,000 cpm - sample #0301

CARNOTITE/URANINITE - 12,000 cpm - sample #0301

URANIUM ORE: Carnotite/Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 12,000 CPM WEIGHT: 284 grams SIZE: 3" This nice Uranium ore sample is peppered with black Uraninite and patches of canary yellow Carnotite. It produces a stout radiation level of 12,000 and is...
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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...
$59.00

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MIXED ORES - 12,000cpm - sample #0302

MIXED ORES - 12,000cpm - sample #0302

URANIUM ORE: Carnotite/Gummite/Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 12,000 CPM WEIGHT: 239 grams SIZE: 4" This bright & colorful sample is a good example of Uranium minerals. Yellow Carnotite, brown Gummite and crystals of black Uraninite are all...
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URANINITE/CARNOTITE - 6,000 cpm - sample #0212

URANINITE/CARNOTITE - 6,000 cpm - sample #0212

URANIUM ORE: Uraninite, Carnotite RADIATION EMISSION: 6,000 CPM WEIGHT: 292 grams SIZE: 3" A very rare & beautiful sample with a vein of pitch black Uraninite crystals running through it, surrounded by patches of bright yellow Carnotite. At...
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GUMMITE/URANINITE - 22,000 cpm - sample #0303

GUMMITE/URANINITE - 22,000 cpm - sample #0303

Front & Rear images of sample URANIUM ORE: Gummite, Uraninite RADIATION EMISSION: 22,000 CPM WEIGHT: 444 grams SIZE: 5" A large sample measuring 5" across and weighing 444 grams. It is also quite hot with radiation emissions over 22,000 CPM. An...
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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...
$150.00

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