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    Posted 8 years ago

    RadiumGuy
    (27 items)

    Before its' bomb making capabilities, uranium was used as a colorant. When exposed to shortwave UV light, it displays a brilliant fluorescence. Pieces are relatively common and inexpensive. The radioactivity is low and makes for a great display!

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    Comments

    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      lol....I know a guy here that wanted some of my UV glass too.. HE carries around a Gyro-counter to test things for radioactivity ......... I thought he was the only one
    2. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 8 years ago
      Always learning here. Thank you for this!
    3. JImam JImam, 8 years ago
      wow - never seen anything like this.

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