Carnotite – Jurassic Canyon New Mexico
Common Name: Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Approximate Weight: 5.4g
Locality: “Jurassic Canyon”, Grants District, New Mexico, USA
Carnotite is a uranium-vanadium oxide mineral occurring in sedimentary rocks. It is a valuable ore for uranium extraction, used in nuclear power and weapons production. The mineral has a bright yellow to greenish-yellow color and is often found alongside other uranium-bearing minerals. Carnotite is primarily found in sandstone-hosted deposits and has industrial applications for vanadium in steel production and chemical catalysis. Due to its uranium content, carnotite is radioactive, necessitating proper handling precautions.
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.
Geiger counter not included.
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