Definition of Thorianite

1. Noun. (minerology) A radioactive mineral containing thorium dioxide (ThO2) plus oxides of uranium, lanthanum, cerium neodymium and praseodymium in smaller quantities. ¹



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Definition of Thorianite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thorianite

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thoracostenosis
thoracostomy
thoracostomy tube
thoracostraca
thoracotomies
thoracotomy
thoradelphus
thorax
thoraxes
thorbastnasite
thoreaulite
thoreon
thoria
thorian
thorianite (current term)
thorianites
thorias
thoriate
thoriated
thoriates
thoriating
thoric
thoriferous
thorikosite
thorin
thorite
thorites
thorium
thorium-228

Literary usage of Thorianite

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1. Economic Mineralogy: A Practical Guide to the Study of Useful Minerals by Thomas Crook (1921)
"thorianite contains from 70 to 90 per cent. of thoria (ThO2) and thorite from 50 to 70 per cent. Either of these two minerals would probably be preferable ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1905)
"thorianite is evidently closely related to uraninite (pitchblende) in constitution. ... Lead oxide is apparently generally present in thorianite. ..."

3. The Mineral Industry by Richard Pennefather Rothwell (1915)
"The analysis of the mineral is as follows:1 ANALYSIS OF thorianite Thorium oxide 78.22 ... The thorianite occurs in cubical crystals, sometimes twinned, ..."

4. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1908)
"A difficultly volatile chloride, apparently identical with that obtained from thorianite, was thus produced. Its spectrum, also, was exactly the same as ..."

5. Economic Paper by North Carolina Geological Survey Section (1907)
"An interesting mineral, thorianite, was discovered early in 1905, associated with ... The analysis of the mineral is as follows :* Analysis of thorianite. ..."

6. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"B├╝chner, EH The composition of thorianite and the relative radioactivity of ... 37, 1900, (1-45). and Jones, BM A variety of thorianite from Galle, Ceylon. ..."

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