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Radioactive minerals

Radioactive minerals

Radioactive minerals glow (or fluoresce) under ultraviolet light. This collection, made by the late Ken Pepperell, is on display at Coaltown, Westport, and includes samples from New Zealand and overseas. The green mineral is willemite, and the red mineral is franklinite.

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Rebecca Priestley, 'Radioactive minerals - Uranium prospecting, 1956 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Rebecca Priestley, published 12 Jun 2006