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Geiger Counter
< on 1/14/2018 12:42 AM >
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So, has anybody ever found a site (outside Chernobyl or Fukushima) that might require a Geiger counter? I'm asking because I got one for Christmas and I want to know if it's even worth bringing when I go out.




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< Reply # 1 on 1/14/2018 2:18 AM >
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So, has anybody ever found a site (outside Chernobyl or Fukushima) that might require a Geiger counter? I'm asking because I got one for Christmas and I want to know if it's even worth bringing when I go out.


Maybe I'm wrong but there are old factories around that made uranium for world war two. That's my guess though.




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< Reply # 2 on 1/14/2018 4:42 AM >
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it'll probably work on any beach in New Jersey




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< Reply # 3 on 1/14/2018 4:52 AM >
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Useful for finding background radiation and uranium glass...




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< Reply # 4 on 1/14/2018 5:19 AM >
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There's a location in the Database somewhere in Canada that you'd absolutely need one at. I won't get any more specific than that, but large quantities of radioactive material were processed not far from the location, and contaminated no small amount of land.

Also, I heard some rumors a while back regarding an abandoned military installation somewhere on the West Coast that also had high levels of radiation. Again, not getting any more specific than that, but my point is that locations you might need it at DO exist.

It's a niche tool, but in the rare cases where it's necessary, it's REALLY necessary, and having one can make or break an exploration.

Not that I've ever had occasion to use one of course, but if I thought I'd need one at a location I wouldn't explore without it. That being said, you almost certainly won't need to make it part of your standard exploring kit- you only really need to bring it where research says you'll need it.



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As you might expect from me, this is related to mine exploring. In central Nevada there are quite a few old uranium mines. I think it would be interesting to take a Geiger counter along to see the level of radiation inside of the mines.

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As you might expect from me, this is related to mine exploring. In central Nevada there are quite a few old uranium mines. I think it would be interesting to take a Geiger counter along to see the level of radiation inside of the mines.

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Or to find/gather ore which be cool.



There are many radioactive items out there; clocks and watch lettering, tritium signs, some vacuum tubes, uranium glass... most are harmless.
I have a fondness for anything radioactive that glows except high intensity sources...

As for sites heavily contaminated with man made/enriched radiation from any source, much more than a counter is needed to safely explore them.
Avoid them.
Other possible high intensity gamma sources are medical devices, radioisotope thermoelectric generators (Russia), gamma ray food processing units, density measurement equipment, industrial inspection equipment and anything that has a radiation warning label with an active gamma source.
These can be very dangerous to tamper with. Some unshielded sources can cause fatal radiation sickness or burns in seconds/minutes of near exposure.
Avoid the area where any equipment like this has been scrapped or vandalized.
You need to recognize this when you see it, it's rare but not unheard of.





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I actually did manage to find out that I own a pair of radioactive watches. They weren't too dangerous, but I wouldn't carry them around all the time. I've never heard of uranium glass, though. Is it even safe to use?




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I actually did manage to find out that I own a pair of radioactive watches. They weren't too dangerous, but I wouldn't carry them around all the time. I've never heard of uranium glass, though. Is it even safe to use?


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apparently the east coast drinking water is all radioactive.....according to facebook.




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< Reply # 10 on 1/17/2018 10:34 PM >
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apparently the east coast drinking water is all radioactive.....according to facebook.


And I don't even have any superpowers yet.




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A Gas meter might be something you need.




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