Uranium Minerals, Radioactive Antiques, and Atomic Era Artifacts

We sell high quality radioactive minerals, antique Radium devices, Trinitite, spinthariscopes and artifacts from the early atomic era. If you are looking for something specific not listed on this site, we probably have it so just contact us directly. We also buy some of these items too - if you find a radioactive item that was handed down to you - please contact us.

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Believed to have originated in supernova explosions, Uranium is the heaviest natural element on earth, and it continually decays over time with a half-life of 4.5 billion years. It was discovered by Klaproth in 1789 in the black mineral Pitchblende and in 1896 Becquerel demonstrated that Uranium was radioactive.

The photo below shows a large and very active specimen of Pitchblende that belonged to Martin Klaproth and came from the location where he collected the mineral in Jáchymov, in the Czech Republic. 

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In 1898 Marie Curie discovered a new element in Pitchblende that she named Radium which is 2 million times more radioactive than Uranium itself. Fission was discovered in 1938 by Otto Hahn and explained theoretically in 1939 by Lise Meitner. U235, the raw material for fission, is only 0.7% of natural Uranium (99% is U-238, and a trace amount is U-234). 

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