Wednesday, December 9, 2015

MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MAGNETIC ROCKS AND MINERALS

MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MAGNETIC ROCKS AND MINERALS

ELECTROMAGNETISM--MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MAGNETIC ROCKS AND MINERALS

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ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF MAGNETIC ROCKS AND MINERALS

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF MAGNETIC ROCKS AND MINERALS

THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM
THE ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF MAGNETIC ROCKS AND MINERALS
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Friday, December 4, 2015

HANDLING AND STORING RADIOACTIVE SPECIMENS

HANDLING AND STORING RADIOACTIVE SPECIMENS

HANDLING AND STORING RADIOACTIVE SPECIMENS


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HANDLING RADIOACTIVE SPECIMENS SAFELY

HANDLING RADIOACTIVE SPECIMENS SAFELY

HANDLING RADIOACTIVE SPECIMENS SAFELY


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THE SYNTHETIC ELEMENT OF THE THERMONUCLEAR BOMB

THE SYNTHETIC ELEMENT OF THE THERMONUCLEAR BOMB


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WHAT MINERAL IS USED TO CREATE AN ATOMIC BOMB, IT IS 5% OF 235U TO 95% U238 OXIDE, UO2.  THIS IS TECHNICALLY NOT A MINERAL BECAUSE IT IS SYNTHESIZED BY HUMANS FROM URANITITE, U3O8, THE NATURAL ORE.  THESE ORES ARE HARVESTED FROM MINES IN THE MID USA, SUCH AS IN UTAH.  THIS IS ONE EXAMPLE OF HOW AN ORE IS HARVESTED TO MAKE A SYNTHETIC MINERAL (WHICH IS, THUS, NOT A MINERAL).  I WILL NOT DISCUSS HOW TO SYNTHESIS IT.

OTHER ORES ARE USED FOR OTHER PURPOSES.  FOR EXAMPLE, BAUXITE IS THE ORE OF ALUMINUM, USED TO MAKE ALUMINUM FOIL.

ZINCITE IS A RED ORE USED TO ISOLATE ZINC, AS USED IN A MULTIVITAMIN.

ORES ARE COLLECTED IN MINES AND QUARRIES.  THESE MINES AND QUARIES MAKE GREAT PLACES FOR THE ROCK COLLECTOR.

QUESTION?: IS H2O (WATER) AN ORE OF OXYGEN.  THE ANSWER IS NO BECAUSE ALL MINERALS ARE NOT LIQUID AT STD.

GOLD ORES ARE SLATE, LIMESTONE AND QUARTZ.  SO, GOLD IS NOT ALWAYS FOUND AS INDEPENDENT GOLD NUGGETS.

REMEMBER" KEEP LOOKING DOWN!"

Thursday, December 3, 2015

FLUORESCENT SPECIMENS

FLUORESCENT SPECIMENS

Fluorescence



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Fluorescent Specimens and Ultraviolet Lamps