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Uranium mica in permanently sealed glass vial, along with an attractive container and wooden seat.
Mineral: calcium uranyl phosphate — beautifully fluorescent under UV blacklight!
Common Name: autunite (100% natural form, unprocessed)
Activity Level: very high (in terms of natural specimens)
This Package Includes:
1) One gram (a little over) Ur mica in a permanently sealed, thin borosilicate glass vial
2) A highly labeled Altoids-type steel tin can for storage and display
3) A hand-made wooden stabilizer seat so the vial looks nice and stays put with the lid closed
Autunite is upwards of half elemental uranium and is particularly active because, in addition to plentiful 238U, it still contains small amounts of hotter matter such as 235U and radium
The vial presents a professionally clean, safer way to handle and show this brittle uranium ore.
The glass is thin enough to let plenty of measurable radiation through.
If you seek measuring or seeing alpha particles such as for a cloud chamber or spinthariscope, you will need access to a bare, unshielded sample (see our other products – get both!).
Note: This glass vial is permanently sealed.
Do not attempt to open it, there is no score line or means of access.
See our other product variations for direct access to the mineral.