Uranium oxide; XTS.258


Uranium oxide

About this object

Uranium oxide; an oxide of the element uranium.

Uranium is a radioactive element most commonly used for nuclear fuel. The first significant discovery of uranium in New Zealand was in 1955, at Hawks Crag in the Buller Gorge, South Island. A uranium rush followed, however this was short lived. Further samples obtained proved to be too low in concentrations of uranium oxide to warrant underground mining.

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W: 2.9cm
L: 3.8cm

Credit Line

Collection of Thames School of Mines, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Uranium oxide

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