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Infiltration Forums > UE Tutorials, Lessons, and Useful Info > Geiger Counter(Viewed 1809 times)
EnvoyToTheMolePeople location:
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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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UberDan location:
Ohio
 
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Re: Geiger Counter
<Reply # 1 on 1/14/2018 2:18 AM >
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Posted by Nihil Novi
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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RescueMe1060 location:
San Francisco
 
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Re: Geiger Counter
<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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blackhawk
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Re: Geiger Counter
<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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Aran location:
Madison, WI
 
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Re: Geiger Counter
<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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Abby Normal location:
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Re: Geiger Counter
<Reply # 5 on 1/14/2018 4:28 PM >
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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.

Abby



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blackhawk
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Re: Geiger Counter
<Reply # 6 on 1/14/2018 5:29 PM >
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Posted by Abby Normal
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.

Abby


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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EnvoyToTheMolePeople location:
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Re: Geiger Counter
<Reply # 7 on 1/15/2018 2:04 AM >
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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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blackhawk
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Re: Geiger Counter
<Reply # 8 on 1/15/2018 2:49 AM >
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Posted by Nihil Novi
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?


Just don't eat it everyday.



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RescueMe1060 location:
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Re: Geiger Counter
<Reply # 9 on 1/15/2018 4:01 AM >
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apparently the east coast drinking water is all radioactive.....according to facebook.



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EnvoyToTheMolePeople location:
PA, NJ
 
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Re: Geiger Counter
<Reply # 10 on 1/17/2018 10:34 PM >
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Posted by RescueMe1060
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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SuchundFind location:
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Re: Geiger Counter
<Reply # 11 on 3/22/2018 5:53 AM >
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A Gas meter might be something you need.




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