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Radioactive Minerals

Post by sgt_bear » 14 Aug 2019, 21:59

Hi guys,

I found a website that is for mineral collectors and provides alot of mineral infos. They also have a list of radioactive minerals.

http://webmin.mindat.org/determin/radio ... VLgTHvgqUl

The minerals are ascending with radioactivity, so if you want to see the most radioactive, see bottom of page 11 !

"Radiobarite" seems quite "scary"...
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Re: Radioactive Minerals

Post by Geoff » 17 Aug 2019, 03:43

Radioactive minerals on mindat you say? My photo gallery can be found at https://www.mindat.org/gallery-21211.html

As for radian barite, minerals tend to be pretty old. I have a huge sample from the Czech Republic but it’s not very strong. Most of the radium has already decayed to lead making it more of a hokutolite.

Not-all-that-scary radian barite
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A whole mess of smaller "hot" minerals
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Re: Radioactive Minerals

Post by luuk » 19 Aug 2019, 03:09

Hi Geoff,
That is an very nice collection of active minerals you got there, impressive!
Luuk

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Post by pilgrim » 19 Aug 2019, 04:30

Impressive! It would be interesting to know the dose near that drawer...
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Re: Radioactive Minerals

Post by Geoff » 21 Aug 2019, 15:16

0.085 mR/hr on my calibrated Ludlum model 18 including background.
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Post by pilgrim » 21 Aug 2019, 17:32

Good! Almost negligible dose.
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Re: Radioactive Minerals

Post by elemental » 21 Aug 2019, 18:27

Here is another collection from Australian deposits. Now not available anymore so obviously lucky to have it given to me😊
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