RE: Source for Uranium Nitrate
Dick is sensible. I wonder how many people I have sat next to on the bus who
have diagnostic and even therapeutic radioactive isotopes in their bodies
and sharing them with their fellow-travelers? How much radon do I consume
every time someone kindly offers me a cool glass of water from his well? The
list goes on... Few of us were yet born when workers refused to go into the
factories that had those new Edison light bulbs? There are many real things
to worry about, and I do not dismiss those lightly, but we need to keep a
perspective on real dangers and not focus on the miniscule and trivia.
From: Richard Sullivan [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:30 AM
Subject: Re: Source for Uranium Nitrate
Gonna be really hard to get. It now needs to be shipped as a radioactive
substance in approved lead lined containers and all of that crap. I am
not even sure if can go on airplanes. We quit shipping it several years
ago. Cole Parmer used to carry it but they quit when the shipping went
You can see they discontinued it as well.
I think it is all a big bunch of hooey. It is in fact slightly
radioactive but only slightly. All the good bomb making stuff has
already been taken out, and that makes logical sense. I have my own
special horde of it, about 300 gms left that we can't sell, and I once
showed the bottle to some students visiting and their professor freaked
and virtually ran out of the room. Like most airport security, it's all
Mark Booth wrote:
> I am seeking a good source for purchasing Uranium Nitrate for creating
> a Uranium toner solution. So far I have had trouble finding a
> source. PF doesn't carry this item and I would suspect that hazardous
> considerations may be a factor or scarcity.
> Specific Application: Perhaps there is an alternative toner with
> similar effects (realizing that considerable differences exist with
> formulas and applications). My initial use would be with
> silver-gelatin and then moving to eventual non-silver application. It
> is said by Robert Schramm, in his excellent but short article
> regarding Uranium Toning www.unblinkingeye.com
> <http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Uranium/uranium.html> to produce
> red-brown tones on silver prints and blue, green and red tones on
> platinum prints. If one reads the article, figure #1 image presents
> a similar effect that I would like to replicate, as much as possible,
> /girl aside!/ I would be inclined to use Bergger VC NB paper or
> Silver Supreme paper for a given motive that I have photographed.
> Then figure #2 toning would be of future interest in other
> applications. (effects are considerably different on platinum vs.
> silver as can be seen)
> Anyone's recommendations or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
> to this (less experienced) practitioner. I imagine that Tim Rudman's
> book, /The Photographer's Toning Book/, would be a good source to
> review as well!
> Thanks in advance,
> Mark Booth