With over 25 years of experience, United Nuclear is the most trusted name in Uranium Ore. We provide to everyone from the US military, government agencies, professional labs, teachers, amateur scientists, mineral collectors, and anyone inbetween who just needs some quality Uranium ore.
Every piece of Ore is prospected, sorted, and certified by hand. Generic samples typically contain one or more of the following Uranium minerals: Carnotite (bright yellow), Uraninite (black crystal), Pitchblende (jet black), Uranophane (canary yellow), Gummite (maroon to rust brown), and Tyuyamunite (green to yellow).
Generic samples are often unremarkable in terms of looks (great for training purposes). However, they are guaranteed to output the stated radiation amount. For truly special one-of-a-kind pieces check out our Premium Uranium Ore page.
Q: Is it legal to own Uranium Ore?
A: Yes! Uranium Ore is classified as 'Naturally Occuring Radioactive Material' which means that you may legally purchase, transport, and own Uranium Ore without the need for an NRC license. Please refer to the NRC Code of Federal Regulations for more information. Note that international customers must refer to their country's CFR for legality; not every country is as lax as the US.
Q: How much Uranium Ore can I buy?
A: A lot. American citizens are allowed 70 kg (154 lb) of Uranium and Thorium in any one calendar year. International customers may face different restrictions.
Q: Is Uranium Ore Dangerous?
A: Uranium Ore is perfectly safe so long as it is handled carefully and respectfully. Your kitchen knife set is more likely to cause harm than Uranium Ore.
Q: How do I handle Uranium Ore?
A: The trick is to avoid any dust contamination or stray granuels. Wear gloves, goggles, and dust mask. Lay down newspaper over your work area for easy cleanup. Make sure you don't touch your face, phone, or pockets when handling ore as you don't want to accidentally contaminate yourself!
Q: How do I clean up Uranium Ore?
A: Simply use a spray bottle and paper towel to wipe up any dust. If any ore gets on your skin you may easily wash it off with soap & water. We always keep our 'uranium clothes' separate from our 'normal clothes' when doing laundry. Geiger Counters are highly recommended in case you find yourself looking for stray ore samples. It is completely legal to dispose of Uranium Ore in a standard trash receptical.
Q: How do I store Uranium Ore?
A: We recommend that you store your radioactive ore in an ammo can or thick plastic container (think Tupperwear or Rubbermaid). If you intend on displaying your Ore then glass will block all Alpha and some Beta radiation, however its helpful to have a secondary layer for extra protection. Lead is not strictly necessary, but is available should you find yourself with several Ore samples.
Q: Should I keep my Uranium Ore sample in my pocket for good luck?
A: NO! You must keep any radioactive material in a safe container at a distance of 6 ft. (3 m) or more from any area in which you spend a lot of time. Basements, garages, and interior closets work well. Never store ore in your night stand, office desk, coffee table, glovebox, or kitchen counter.