Antozonite (Stinkspar/Fluorite) from Wolsendorf, Bavaria – 3 Pounds

Original price was: $375.00.Current price is: $300.00.

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Antozonite, AKA Stinkspar, Stinkfluss, Stinkspat, Stinkstein

Common name: Antozonite

Weight:  3lb, 4oz (1464g)

Size: 143x 108x60mm

Locality: from Wolsendorf, Bavaria

Formula: CaF2

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. When the sides of this specimen are measured with a pancake tube in the GQ_GMC600, an activity above 600 CPM can be measured.

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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