Introduction to Radioactive Minerals
Robert J. Lauf
Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (2008)
In Collection
Mineralogy, Radioactive Substances
Paperback 9780764329128
Collectors have long admired uranium and thorium minerals for their brilliant colors, intense ultraviolet fluorescence, and rich variety of habits and associates. Radioactive minerals are also critically important as our source of nuclear energy. Understanding them is crucial to the safe disposal of radioactive waste. This book provides a systematic overview of the mineralogy of uranium and thorium, generously illustrated with nearly 200 color photos and electron micrographs of representative specimens. Includes an historical discussion of the discovery of radioactive elements and the development of uranium and thorium ore deposits, a discussion of the geochemical conditions that produce significant deposits, and a description of important localities, their geological setting and history. Major occurrences of interest to mineral collectors are arranged geographically. The minerals are arranged systematically, to emphasize how they fit into chemical groups, and for each group a few minerals are selected to illustrate their formation and general characteristics. With the resurgence of interest in nuclear power, this book is an invaluable guide for mineral collectors as well as nuclear scientists and engineers interested in radioactive deposits.
Product Details
LoC Classification QE390.2.U7 .L38 2008
LoC Control Number 2007939782
Dewey 553.4/93
No. of Pages 144
Height x Width 279 x 216  mm
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Location C 8
Purchase Price 26.92 CHF
Purchase Date mars 2009
Condition Perfect
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