Radiation Detectors for Prospecting

CIM Bulletin, 1950


RADIOACTIVE minerals are found together with the more familiar ore minerals in veins, gossans, and pegmatites, Since they have a peculiar property, that of giving off penetrating radiation, the simplest means of field detection is by the use of some radiation detector.
Keywords: chalcopyrite, gamma radiation, Geiger counters, scintillation counters, thorium, mineral, minerals, Radiation, Rock, Rocks, Scintillation counters, Thorium, Tubes, Veins