Antozonite (Stinkspar) Elemental Fluorine Source Combination – Bavaria


Antozonite Elemental Fluorine Display Assortment

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Antozonite, AKA Stinkspar, Stinkfluss, Stinkspat, Stinkstein  – Two Piece Combo

The pieces include one 10mm borosilicate glass ampule containing two grams of antozonite and the pictured slab of antozonite weighing 71 grams and measuring 45mm in length.

Although antozonite can be radioactive due to contamination, no activity was detected in this specimen. Releasing the fluorine can be achieved by forcefully sanding a flat side of the slab with 200-grit sandpaper.

Antozonite is a variety of fluorite characterized by the presence of multiple inclusions containing elemental fluorine. When the crystals are crushed or broken, the elemental fluorine is released. It was hypothesized that beta radiation from uranium inclusions causes the continuous breakdown of calcium fluoride into calcium and fluorine atoms. The fluorine atoms combine to produce difluoride anions, and upon losing the extra electrons at a defect, fluorine gas is formed.

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

Geiger counter is not included

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