6 Gram Meta-autunite Specimen with Matrix
Common Name: autunite
From Shandong Provence China
Mineral: calcium uranyl phosphate also called calco-uranite
Locality: Huantai County, Zibo Shandong Province China
Autunite/meta-autunite can become orange due to the presence of impurities such as iron, manganese, or other rare earth elements that can alter the reflection of light absorbed.
This specimen has been tested via XRF analysis. No bismuth was seen,
A spreadsheet containing the XRF analysis data can be provided.
Autunite contains 48.27% uranium making it among the strongest forms of uranium ore. This specimen will glow bright green in the presence of UV light due to the presence of phosphorus.
Shipped only with USPS Parcel Select Ground (2-8 days), wrapped in plastic, lead foil, and bubble wrap in a box big enough to bring the parcel surface activity below the 0.5mR/hr shipping limit.
(the unshielded specimen itself has an activity above 70 Bq/gram)
The buyer must assume responsibility for this item and use it according to its intended purpose. Keep this away from children and store it at least five feet away from anywhere anyone spends a lot of time.
A small UV light source is included with the purchase.
This listing meets the requirements of NRC 10 CFR 40.22
It also meets U.S.P.S domestic shipping requirements for exempt limited quantities of class 7 materials according to –347.22 “are eligible under 49 CFR to be shipped as excepted packages for limited quantities” and –Exhibit 347.22 Activity Limits– and also –173.435– Table of A1 and A2 values
This item will conform to the USPS shipping restrictions when shipped.
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