This Uranium ore was found at an abandoned mining site in eastern Utah. Miners in this area usually mined for uranium in the form of carnotite, which is an ore with a slight yellow or greenish tint to it. The ore also contains other radioactive isotopes that come from the decay of uranium. Most of the gamma radiation will be coming from the tiny bit of radium in the ore.

 

Most of the radiation can be blocked with either glass or plastic. The radiation is the most intense right at the surface of the ore sample. Care should be taken while handling the ore sample. Gloves are recommended for handling the ore sample and having some kind of Geiger counter on hand is highly recommended as well. Handling of the ore sample should be done in an area that can be cleaned easily or outside.

 

Uranium ore is really only a hazard if its ingested or inhaled. Keeping it in a display case should pose no problems. The ore will produce a small amount of radon gas over time from natural radioactive decay.

 

The activity of the sample was measured at 9,000 CPM (counts per minute) using a Radeye B20 meter. This reading is a combination of alpha, beta and gamma radiation coming from the sample at the surface. This reading can only be recreated using a meter that has a pancake probe and can detect alpha, beta and gamma radiation.

 

Data from mining report of area where sample was found.

Materials

Type of material

Chalcopyrite

Ore

Coffinite

Ore

Galena

Ore

Greenockite

Ore

Montroseite

Ore

Sphalerite

Ore

Tyuyamunite

Ore

Uraninite

Ore

 

Host and associated rocks

• Host or associated

• Host

• Rock type

• Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Mudstone

 

 

• Stratigraphic age (youngest)

• Late Triassic

• Stratigraphic age (youngest)

• Late Triassic

• Host or associated

• Host

• Rock type

• Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Sandstone

• Rock unit name

• Moss Back Member, Chinle Formation

• Rock description

• Moss Back Member, Chinle Formation

• Host or associated

• Host

• Rock type

• Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Conglomerate

 

 

 

The sample will be properly labeled
and will be wrapped to comply fully
with USPS post office regulations. The
rocks can be shipped only within the

USA: foreign shipments are NOT
allowed, due to regulations of the

USPS and the federal Nuclear

Regulatory Commission.

 

NATURAL UNPROCESSED ORE

This package is wrapped to conform to the

requirements of USPS Packaging Instruction 7A

and USPS Publication 52, Section 347.22

Uranium Ore 132.44g 9,000CPM

$65.00Price