|Depleted uranium for sale.|
This is a remarkable and long-awaited object: A sample of real depleted uranium metal that you can actually buy for a reasonable price from a respectable supplier. United Nuclear has long been one of my favorite sources of useful things: For example they supplied the magnesium powder for my Popular Science article about old-time flash photography.
They have recently acquired a supply of depleted uranium metal, which they are offering in chunks for a pretty good price, considering that you basically can't buy it anywhere else (that I know of) in small quantities. It's perfectly legal to own (provided you don't go over the 15 pound limit for individual ownership of "un-enriched source material" for educational, scientific, or industrial use), but there just aren't many companies interested in the hassle of processing and selling small amounts. United Nuclear should be commended for the service they are providing to the element collecting hobby! (Plus they should be commended for sending me a free sample.)
I chose this sample to represent its element in my Photographic Periodic Table Poster. The sample photograph includes text exactly as it appears in the poster, which you are encouraged to buy a copy of.
Source: United Nuclear
Contributor: United Nuclear
Acquired: 11 April, 2005
Text Updated: 19 May, 2007