Thorium 50mm FloatCore™ Cube

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Thorium 50mm FloatCore™ Cube

2,500.00

Element collectors are generally relegated to ignoring the radioactive metals or filling those slots with dummy stand-ins. That's because even if they're not concerned about the radioactivity, where can you get these metals? With the exception of uranium you just can't. Even where there are no major safety concerns or regulations forbidding their sale or ownership, there's simply no commercial outlet you can turn to as a source. Shame, too, since thorium's mild radioactivity makes it completely safe to handle in small quantities; ie., its radioactivity comes from alpha particle decay which is unable to cross even a sheet of paper!

That's what makes this offering very special indeed. Normally, the closest you can come might be old stock thorium mantles or thorium-doped welding rods, both of which are a far cry from the real thing. And yet here we have a sliver of shiny thorium metal floating in thick gel within a cube of acrylic. A little of the inner cube glue has leaked during processing but the gel within is still mobile allowing the thorium to reposition itself when turned over the course of several hours or days.

Make no mistake, this is a very rare opportunity for the discerning collector. Once this cube sells the next chance to own real thorium might be.... NEVER!

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