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UER Forum > US: Northeast > The New Jersey Uranium Mine (Viewed 582 times)
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The New Jersey Uranium Mine
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After a very long search I finally found New Jersey's uranium prospect. Opened during the 1950s, presumable after noticing the significantly above average levels of radiation in the area, the mine extracted a small amount of ore before closing. A decent amount of equipment remains at the site, even 50 years later. A common mineral to be found at the location is tritomite, which is basically quartz but with cesium. Yes, the area is still noticeably radioactive.
The NJ geological survey has a lot of good information on this place for those who are interested in its history, it is called the BEMCO or Charlotte prospect.













Yes, there is now a piece of radioactive ore on my shelf.




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Yes, there is now a piece of radioactive ore on my shelf.


Is that a good idea??




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Hope a spider didnt bite ya while you were there, we dont need 2 spidermen




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Is that a good idea??


It's fine, I used my Geiger counter on it, and any radiation outside of 18 inches isn't noteworthy. Also, it's on the opposite side of my room from my bed, so I should be OK. However, I may wind up with some men in black knocking on my door in the future.



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Did you find the mine?



Then there's this NJ uranium mine...






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Did you find the mine?

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Then there's this NJ uranium mine...
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I actually didn't see the cave that was present in the particular picture, but I did find where the mine entrance had been filled in. And, funnily enough, I think that the guy who owned the mine was from Asbury Park. I guess this is one of those 'life imitates art' situations.




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This reminds me of something...




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That's pretty crazy stuff man...I salute you




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I actually didn't see the cave that was present in the particular picture, but I did find where the mine entrance had been filled in.


Well, it is in an undeveloped area of a public park. Even if it wasn't filled in, it didn't go very far. Like 30 feet or so before it ended with a cave-in.





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man what a souvenir and what a unique story/location. thanks for sharing




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