Science: How to Find Uranium

Uranium, the most sought-after of all minerals, is being feverishly hunted by most big and little nations. A real uranium "strike" would rattle the chandeliers of every foreign office on earth.

Actually, the stuff is pretty easy to find. A just-published booklet (Handbook oj Uranium Minerals by Jack DeMent and H. C. Dake, Mineralogist Publishing Co., Portland, Ore., $1.50) makes it sound as if anyone could go prospecting.

What to look for is uranium's radioactivity. The best loker is the portable Geiger counter, which finds uranium under the ground as a hog smells out...

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