pitchblende


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pitch·blende

(pich'blend),
A mineral of pitchlike appearance, chiefly uranium dioxide, the main source of uranium and elements, such as radium, produced as a result of the radioactive breakdown of that element.
Synonym(s): uraninite

pitchblende

(pĭch′blĕnd)
Uraninite, the principal source of uranium. It is a mineral that resembles pitch.
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The degree of radioactivity within the mineralized intervals is highly variable and associated with visible pitchblende mineralization.
The degree of radioactivity within this interval is highly variable and associated with visible pitchblende mineralization.
11) By mid-May the notebooks reflected that the Curies were hunting for not one but two new elements in pitchblende.
perpendicular to strike fracture-filled pitchblende mineralization hosted
We don't attempt to sequester naturally occurring radioactive pitchblende and similar ores to protect humans and animals from cancers and mutations, nor should we.
Mina FA[c] consists of primary uranium deposits of pitchblende, uraninite and coffinite and belongs to the fracture and breccia style of uranium mineralization.
They consist of finely disseminated pitchblende, with minor chalcopyrite, pyrite and galena.
LaBine found pitchblende on the lake's eastern shore.
1] A 1946 stamp shows a photograph of Great Bear Lake, NWT, where pitchblende was discovered by Gilbert A.
In 1789 uranium oxide was extracted from pitchblende, a uranium-containing ore discovered in Bohemia.
I'm not a stellar performer when it comes to killing pitchblende targets, but the new Orion Upland made hitting easy.