Distribution of Uranium in Some Natural Minerals

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Science  04 Feb 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3710, pp. 570-572
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3710.570


The advantages of the fission method over conventional autoradiography for studying the distribution of uranium in natural minerals is described. Relatively high concentrations of uranium associated with micro inclusions in the St. Marks enstatite chondrite have been observed and may account for the variation of the uranium concentrations in different samples of this meteorite.