Specimen of pitchblende, a radioactive material.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Specimen of pitchblende, a radioactive material.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Pitchblende is a brownish-black rock consisting mainly of uranium chemically combined with oxygen. It forms crystals called uraninite. Once considered useles, it is now the main source of uranium and radium.
 

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