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Radiation Detected!

Radiation Event Log, 9/27/09
October 5th, 2009 9:00 AM

Went antiquing with my wife today, found several items of interest.  Among these items where vaseline glass, typically this will not set off an alarm on my PM1703m.  First I will see it and recognize it by the greenish yellow color of the glass, if it is in sunlight it will give off a greenish neon glow from the UV, or smart sellers will have it under a black light.  There where several vaseline glass items which where one two three micro Roentgens above background, pretty, but overpriced.  Typically Uranium glass gives off Beta Particles and a few weak gamma rays.  Older Vaseline glass (Pre 1943) seems to be hotter to the PM1703m, more than likely since it has more lighter uranium atoms (U235, U234). 

As for other items, I found several radium dialed clock radium dialed clocks, and some Orange Fiestaware plates.     

 

 

 


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Posted by Chris Cavanaugh on October 5th, 2009 9:00 AMPost a Comment

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