Radium anomalies in groundwater
lead to closely defined targets
  • Preoperational data on radium in groundwater at Burns Uranium Deposit, Southeast Texas.
  • Most values within the orebody >100 pCi/L, outside <10.
  • Background reached in a few hundred feet.
  • Normal background of 0.2 pCi/L from 486 samples througout U.S.
  • Background from 915 well water samples from East Texas and Nova Scotia Carboniferous below our detection limit.
  • Detection limit of 2 pCi/L readily available in field lab.
  • Radium is less mobile than uranium or radon.

  • We measure: radon - radium - thoron - radon daughters - alpha radiation.
  • The Lucas cell is recognized as the most sensitive and reliable method for these elements.
  • Our instruments are used around the world in exploration for uranium, oil & gas, groundwater and hydrothermal, and in environmental protection, health physics, earthquake prediction, and evaluation of hydrocarbon and NAPL contamination.
  • In the radon business since 1968, our latest major instrument update was 2015.
  • Modern, low-power, field-rugged electronics. Some earlier versions still working after 35 years.
  • Continuous real-time monitoring and data recording.
  • Winter and summer, from the Sahara Desert to the Canadian Shield, our instruments have faced up to severe field conditions.
  • Intrinsically safe functions.
  • Sensitive to geochemical trace levels necessary for radon in lake water and for radon-thoron isotope ratios.
  • Can work in a tent without electricity or be carried from point to point in the field.
  • 50 readings per day. Results available immediately.
  • Rechargeable battery pack good for a long day in the field and recharges in a few hours.
  • Can be operated by junior personnel if carefully supervised.
  • Same instruments used for radon and radium in soil, sediment, plant parts, rocks, water, soil gas, air, and snow, and for radon daughters in air.
  • EPA compliant.
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  • Technical specification sheets and pictures of our instruments provided on request.
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Robert H. Morse, Ph.D., P.Eng.
May 9, 2007
Radium in groundwater, Burns Uranium Deposit
radium in well water finds uranium ore deposits
From Lewis M.Cook, The Uranium District of the Texas Coastal Plain: presented at The Natural Radiation Environment III Symposium, Houston, 1978.

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