IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RADIOACTIVE
OWNING AND POSSESSION OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
- Under Part 40.13.b of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Rules (NRC), "Any person is exempt from the regulations in this part
and from the requirements for a license set forth in section 62 of the Act
to the extent that such person receives, possesses, uses, transfers or
delivers unrefined and unprocessed ore containing source material; provided,
that, except as authorized in a specific license, such person shall not
refine or process such ore."
SHIPPING OF RADIOACTIVE SPECIMENS
- Specimens will be shipped in accordance with Postal Service Regulations
specified in 49 CFR 173.421.
CONDITIONS OF SALE
- The specimens presented in this web site are intended to be
used for scientific study, scientific collections or educational purposes only.
- Safe handling and storage of these specimens is the
responsibility of the purchaser.
- Persons who order radioactive specimens must be 18 years of
age or older.
Naturally occurring radioactive minerals, in quantities that would
normally be used for scientific study or kept in a mineral collection,
pose little health hazard when handled properly.
Specimens should be stored
a reasonable distance away from a place where you would spend a lot of time each
day, i.e., your work area, office, or bedroom. Shielding is
another way to reduce exposure.
Keep specimens stored in a well ventilated area.
Keep specimens in boxes whenever possible such as to contain small particles that
may fall off.
Wash your hands after handling specimens or use disposable latex gloves.
- Do not allow children to handle or play with specimens.
These simple rules will always reduce exposure; TIME, DISTANCE
- Decrease TIME exposed.
- Increase DISTANCE from source.
- Increase SHIELDING.
MEASUREMENTS GIVEN FOR THE SPECIMENS ON THIS LIST
- Radiation is measured with a CDV-700 Geiger counter, with the
on the probe open, and the probe positioned 1" (2.5 cm) from the surface of the
specimen. Therefore, the measurements given are for beta, and gamma
- Measurements are given in mR/hr (milli REM Per Hour).
CPM (Counts Per Minute) are also given.
By ordering specimens from Mineralogical Research
Co., you acknowledge that you are 18 years old, or older.
By ordering specimens from Mineralogical Research Co., you
agree that Mineralogical research Co. will not be held liable for any damages
or losses that may result from the misuse or mishandling of materials
In no event, or under any conditions, will Mineralogical
Research Co. be held liable for consequential damages connected with the sale,
delivery or use of materials purchased from Mineralogical Research Co.
The liability of Mineralogical Research Co. will be limited
to an amount not greater than the purchase price of the materials.
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