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Uranium oxide; XTS.258

Uranium oxide; XTS.258
Name/Title
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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Measurements
W: 2.9cm
L: 3.8cm

Credit Line
Collection of Thames School of Mines, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Object Type
Uranium oxide
Object number
XTS.258

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Results from DigitalNZ

OXIDE OF URANIUM. (Bush Advocate, 27 May 1909)
National Library of New Zealand
URANIUM. (Evening Post, 27 May 1909)
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URANIUM. (Feilding Star, 27 May 1909)
National Library of New Zealand
URANIUM. (Timaru Herald, 30 November 1889)
National Library of New Zealand
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