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Radiation Measurement

Radiation Measurements

The radiation measurements stated on all of our radioactive items are guaranteed to be accurate.

You may see Uranium ore as well as other radioactive minerals for sale at Rock & Mineral dealers claiming tremendously high radiation levels. We have never seen a single one that was accurate.

In reality, Uranium ore samples with very high radiation levels are quite rare - and because of this, they are also expensive. We believe that it is a deceptive practice to offer readings from a single high-sensitive geiger counter with no additional readings or context. This often leads a customer to believe that they are purchasing a highly radioactive - thus highly valuable - piece of ore when in fact they haven't been given the full story. It is for this very reason that we now offer certified readings from both the industry standard 'Hot Dog' probe as well as a more sensitive 'Pancake' probe.

We measure Uranium ore samples with a calibrated,
Stabilized Assay Meter, not just a simple Geiger Counter. As stated above, we employ both a standard Beta/Gamma 'Hot Dog' probe and Alpha/Beta/Gamma 'Pancake' probe, measuring the total Alpha, Beta, and Gamma radiation emissions from each sample in CPM (Counts Per Minute).

Two measurements will be provided with each ore sample, each taken from the area on the sample that produces the highest reading. This side-by-side comparison will provide our customers with a comprehensive understanding of their ore's radiation levels. Newer customers may be surprised by the discrepancy between these two readings. Pancake probes are highly sensitive instruments and will yield much higher readings than a hot dog probe. It is normal to see readings 8-9 times higher from the panckage probe, sometimes even more. Remember: beware of sellers who only provide pancake probe readings.

United Nuclear Scientific is a respected authority on Uranium ore, Trinitite, and radiation measurements. We provide accurate radiation measurements and verify authenticity of Trinitite and other rare & unusual radioactive materials. We guarantee that all the samples we sell measure exactly what is stated.
We state it in writing, on a certificate included with your ore sample.

Included with the purchase any Uranium Ore sample is a
"Certificate of Measured Radiation" stating the mineral type, location information
and the measured radiation emissions.

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