Ross M. W. Bennetts

@ rossbennetts.com

February 8th, 2009

From Oak Ridge Associated Universities:

Depleted Uranium Dice

Depleted Uranium Dice

Why, or by whom, these depleted uranium (DU) dice were made is a complete mystery. If I had to guess, I would say that they were produced as a type of memento by the Atomic Energy Commission, possible as paperweights. Nineteen  fifties most likely. They are nickel coated and 7/8″ across.

All you have to do is pick these things up to know they are made of DU  –  not even lead is this heavy.

The photo to the right includes a plate of uncoated depleted uranium for comparison.