Typical Uranium Ore sample
Radiation Range ' E ' (9,500 to 12,000 CPM)
Uranium Ore samples in the 9,500 to 12,000 CPM radiation range samples are excellent general purpose radiation sources for a variety of experiments. These higher level samples provide an increased detection range for HazMat training or practice in locating radioactive materials with radiation detection equipment. Radioactive ore samples are far stronger, and considerably less expensive than pure radioactive isotope sources. They can be sealed in a zip-loc bag for most uses so any chips or small particles will not get lost with rough handling (the radiation they emit easily penetrates the zip-loc bag). Samples typically measure anywhere from about 2" across to 3.5" across.
Ore samples are generally a combination of the following Uranium minerals: Carnotite (bright yellow), Uraninite (black crystal), Pitchblende (jet black), Uranophane (canary yellow), Gummite (rust brown), Tyuyamunite (pale green), Schroeckingerite (greenish-yellow) Uranium Ores.
Although they are safe to handle with your hands, it is prudent to wash your hands after handling the samples to prevent ingesting radioactive chips or fine particles that may fall off of the rocks.
As with all our Uranium ore samples, a certificate stating your sample's precise radiation
measurement & associated information is included with your purchase.
Like all radioactive samples sold by United Nuclear, the radiation levels measured are
combined Beta and Gamma radiation.
We never include Alpha radiation measurements as that produces a deceivingly high reading.