One Blue Faceted and Polished Apatite Crystal
Weight: 94 Grams
Please note the two small chips on the bottom of the specimen visible in the last pictures.
Excellent Unknown Source for Gamma Spectroscopy
Apatite can contain trace amounts of radioactive elements, such as uranium and thorium. Uranium and thorium are naturally occurring radioactive elements that are commonly found in the Earth’s crust. When apatite forms in geological environments where these radioactive elements are present, it can incorporate them into its crystal structure.
The radioactive decay of uranium and thorium in apatite can result in the emission of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation. This radioactivity can be detected and measured using various techniques, such as gamma-ray spectrometry. The level of radioactivity in apatite can vary depending on the specific geological conditions under which it formed.
It’s worth noting that the radioactivity in apatite is generally at low levels and not considered harmful in most cases.
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