Monthly Archives: October 2014

Radioactive Monazite Tested!

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Monazite, a Rare Earth Minerals rich mineral found in many parts of the world, from India, to Brazil.
This sample contained thorium, which made it radioactive.

Bionerd23 basking in Monazite-rich sands in Brazil:

My spectrum of the sample:

Radioactive Camera Lens

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This is my new Pentax Asahi Takumar 1:1.4/50mm lens… but it also happens to be radioactive! It contains Thorium 232.