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by elemental
17 Sep 2019, 07:20
Forum: Spectrum
Topic: Menzenschwand, Germany
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Menzenschwand, Germany

Hi guys Abilene could be correct. The black mineral is possibly uraninite / pitchblende or davidite. The yellow green flakes could be autunite - which Fluoresces a bright green with SW MW and LW ultraviolet lights. It could also be torbenite - or metatorbenite. This mineral doesn’t fluoresce and is ...
by elemental
21 Aug 2019, 18:27
Forum: Resources
Topic: Radioactive Minerals
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Radioactive Minerals

Here is another collection from Australian deposits. Now not available anymore so obviously lucky to have it given to me😊
by elemental
16 Aug 2019, 18:36
Forum: Spectrum
Topic: The Most Radioactive Room in My House
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: The Most Radioactive Room in My House

Hi Massimo

I know my calibration was a bit off, I used only a quick Cs
Source. I plan to run it again in the next few days but do a better calibration with either a thorium mantle or a radium card.

Thanks for your comments, much appreciated,

Cheers and regards
Gary
by elemental
13 Aug 2019, 11:30
Forum: Spectrum
Topic: The Most Radioactive Room in My House
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: The Most Radioactive Room in My House

I have read with interest this post from Go-Figure, so decided to run a preliminary experiment of my own. The results are shown below, and the next step is to enhance the lower energy levels. As a background, our house was built in the 1980's above the Willunga Slate quarry in South Australia. The b...
by elemental
08 Jul 2019, 10:15
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Something a little different
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Something a little different

My first attempt at building a cloud chamber - almost ready to try😊
by elemental
14 Jun 2019, 18:28
Forum: The lounge
Topic: Bought myself a new toy..
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Bought myself a new toy..

👍👍

Let me know more off your tests.

I’ve been thinking of getting one for ages - and the price is obviously very good😊
by elemental
22 May 2019, 13:46
Forum: Spectrum
Topic: Puzzling N.O.R.M. Spectra
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Puzzling N.O.R.M. Spectra

Greetings all, I have recently collected a few spectra of N.O.R.M specimens collected within South Australia. Some of the results are for me very puzzling so I have posted them with the hope that somebody can provide an answer. Firstly, the spectra were collected using a Bicron NaI probe, a GS-1100 ...
by elemental
22 May 2019, 12:49
Forum: Detector drivers
Topic: USB external sound cards
Replies: 8
Views: 696

USB external sound cards

Hi All, If anyone is like me and is struggling with a Windows Surface pro with no line in jack, or a laptop with one input jack which double as either a microphone or headphone, of like me, you have one of each. Then an external USB soundcard is the way to go. If you require a cheap but reliable dev...
by elemental
17 May 2019, 18:32
Forum: Spectrum
Topic: Fukushima Soil
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

Re: Fukushima Soil

Is it possible to get a sample of Fukushima soil in Australia?

Gary
Willunga south
by elemental
15 May 2019, 18:47
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Radiodating using NaI(Tl)
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Radiodating using NaI(Tl)

Nice zircon specimens.

You don’t mention anything about dating. Did you try?
If you can send information about voltage volume etc and any other setup parameters, I’ll try with my zircons from Norway

Gary
Willunga south