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[[File:Uranium Ore ig.png|frame|Uranium Ore in game.]]
{{Block
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[[File:Uranium Block ig.png|frame|Uranium Block in game.]]
|image=Uranium_Ore_ig.png
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'''Uranium''' is a metal resource added by IC² and generated as ore between layers 0 and 64, usually in groups of up to 2 blocks. It requires an iron pickaxe or better to mine.
|type=Resource
 
|gravity=No
 
|dirt=No
 
|transparent=No
 
|light=No
 
|tool=ipick
 
|stackable=Yes (64)
 
}}
 
'''Uranium''' can be obtained by mining [[#Ore|Uranium Ore]]. It can be crushed, washed and centrifuged to create [[#Uranium-235|Uranium-235]] and [[#Uranium-238|Uranium-238]], which can be further used in nuclear engineering. Most forms of Uranium are radioactive, so in order to safely interact with it you must wear a [[Hazmat Suit|HAZMAT Suit]]. A notable exception is the [[#Uranium-235|Uranium-238 Block]]. Uranium is also one of the few resources which cannot be [[:Tutorial:Replication|Replicated]].
 
  
==Ore==
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Several forms of uranium are '''{{Ctx|rad|radioactive}}''' and will poison (often quite severely) anyone handling them without the use of a [[Hazmat Suit]].<!-- change this link -->
  
Uranium naturally generates in the overworld as '''Uranium Ore'''.
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== Forms ==
To mine Uranium Ore you need at least an ''Iron Pickaxe''.
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These forms of uranium are seen during [[ore processing]]:
It is found between layers 0 and 64, usually in groups of up to
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* {{Gin|Uranium Ore}}
2 blocks.
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* {{Gin|Crushed Uranium Ore}}
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* {{Gin|Purified Crushed Uranium Ore}}
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* {{Gin|Uranium 238}} - '''{{Ctx|rad|radioactive}}'''
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* {{Gin|Tiny Pile of Uranium 235}} - '''{{Ctx|rad|radioactive}}'''
  
==Processing==
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Uranium is '''not''' used in [[metal shaping]], but has the following additional forms:
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* {{Gin|Uranium 235}} - '''{{Ctx|rad|radioactive}}''', crafted from 9x {{Gin|Tiny Pile of Uranium 235}}
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* {{Gin|Uranium Block}} - crafted from 9x {{Gin|Uranium 238}}
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** Our scientists still cannot explain why a block of U238 isn't a radiation hazard, but there are a few HAYO-ish rumors involving tiny radioactive-eating bees... Don't ask me.
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These additional forms are mostly for compact/compressed storage, and have no crafting use.  <span style="font-size:64%">Well, not 'crafting' per se[[Secret:Nuke|...]]</span>
  
To use Uranium in nuclear fission, we need to increase the concentration of the fissile [[#Uranium-235|Uranium-235]].
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==Uses==
Unfortunately, the only way to do this is to separate the Uranium-235 from the more common (but
 
less useful) [[#Uranium-238|Uranium-238]]. Exposing natural Uranium to the high powered lasers in a [[Thermal Centrifuge]]
 
should do the trick; however, this will require the ore to be [[Macerator|crushed]] and preferably [[Ore Washing Plant|cleaned]].
 
  
{{Grid/Machine
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Uranium's primary use is the crafting of [[nuclear fuel]] (to turn into [[fuel rod]]s).
|Type=Macerator
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* {{Gin|Enriched Uranium Nuclear Fuel}} is crafted from U238 and U235.
|Top=Uranium Ore
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* {{Gin|MOX Nuclear Fuel}} is crafted from U238 and [[plutonium]].
|Bottom=RE Battery (Charged)
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Apart from that it's not particularly useful, apart from decorating your house with the blocks.
|Output=Crushed Uran Ore
 
|OA=2
 
}}
 
  
See: [http://crafting-guide.com/browse/industrial_craft_2/crushed_uranium_ore Crafting Guide]
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Or perhaps throwing it at other players with inventory space and watching them die of radiation poisoning.
  
Single step operation -
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Uranium is expensive stuff, though! You wouldn't waste it on something like that, would you?  I mean, not more than once or twice or twenty times...
 
 
{|
 
|{{Grid/Centrifuge
 
|Top=Crushed Uran Ore
 
|Output1=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235
 
|OA1=1
 
|Output2=Uranium 238
 
|OA2=4
 
|Output3=Stone Dust
 
|Bottom=Advanced RE Battery (Charged)
 
}}
 
|-
 
| See: [http://crafting-guide.com/browse/industrial_craft_2/uranium_238 Crafting Guide]
 
|-
 
|or by these two steps:
 
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|{{Grid/Ore Washing Plant
 
|Top=Water Bucket
 
|Bottom=Bucket
 
|Water=1000
 
|Battery=RE Battery (Charged)
 
|Input=Crushed Uran Ore
 
|Output1=Purified Crushed Uranium Ore
 
|Output2=Tiny Pile of Lead Dust
 
|OA2=2
 
|Output3=Stone Dust
 
}}
 
|{{Grid/Centrifuge
 
|Top=Purified Crushed Uranium Ore
 
|Output1=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235
 
|OA1=2
 
|Output2=Uranium 238
 
|OA2=5
 
|Bottom=Advanced RE Battery (Charged)
 
}}
 
|-
 
| See: [http://crafting-guide.com/browse/industrial_craft_2/purified_crushed_uranium_ore Crafting Guide]
 
| See: [http://crafting-guide.com/browse/industrial_craft_2/uranium_238 Crafting Guide]
 
|}
 
 
 
The second way yields much more uranium!
 
 
 
==Uranium-235==
 
 
 
'''Uranium-235''' is the more useful part of Uranium ore, however, it only accounts for 2.7-4.25% of natural Minecraftian Uranium (in real life, only about 0.72%). This is the part which sustains the fission chain reaction; it is <i>highly</i> radioactive. Uranium-235, in sufficient quantity, can sustain fission even when being enriched with the common and non-fissile Uranium-238. The result is an even more useful beta-decayed Uranium-238, also known as [[Plutonium|Plutonium-239]].
 
 
 
===Recipes===
 
 
 
{|
 
|{{Grid/Crafting Table
 
  |A1=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235|B1=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235|C1=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235
 
|A2=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235|B2=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235|C2=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235
 
|A3=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235|B3=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235|C3=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235
 
|Output=Uranium 235
 
}}
 
|{{Grid/Crafting Table
 
|A1=Uranium 235
 
|Output=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235
 
|OA=9
 
}}
 
|-
 
| See: [http://crafting-guide.com/browse/industrial_craft_2/uranium_235 Crafting Guide]
 
|}
 
 
 
==Uranium-238==
 
 
 
'''Uranium-238''' is the most common isotope of Uranium. Uranium-238 alone cannot sustain a nuclear fission chain reaction, which is why it is enriched with Uranium-235.
 
95.75-97.3% of natural Minecraftian Uranium consists of Uranium-238. The isotope itself is still radioactive, unless bundled into a large form. Our scientists still cannot explain this phenomenon, but there are a few HAYO-ish rumors involving tiny radioactive-eating bees... Don't ask me.
 
 
 
===Recipes===
 
 
 
{|
 
|{{Grid/Crafting Table
 
|A1=Uranium 238|B1=Uranium 238|C1=Uranium 238
 
|A2=Uranium 238|B2=Uranium 238|C2=Uranium 238
 
|A3=Uranium 238|B3=Uranium 238|C3=Uranium 238
 
|Output=Uranium Block
 
}}
 
|{{Grid/Crafting Table
 
|A1=Uranium Block
 
|Output=Uranium 238
 
|OA=9
 
}}
 
|-
 
| See: [http://crafting-guide.com/browse/industrial_craft_2/uranium_238 Crafting Guide]
 
|}
 
 
 
==Enrichment==
 
 
 
Our best scientists have come to the conclusion that the magic ratio is 3:54. So,
 
to enrich the Uranium and prep it for Fuel Rods, put those isotopes together in this formation:
 
 
 
{{Grid/Crafting Table
 
|A1=Uranium 238|B1=Uranium 238|C1=Uranium 238
 
|A2=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235|B2=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235|C2=Tiny Pile of Uranium 235
 
|A3=Uranium 238|B3=Uranium 238|C3=Uranium 238
 
|Output=Enriched Uranium Nuclear Fuel
 
}}
 
 
 
See: [http://crafting-guide.com/browse/industrial_craft_2/enriched_uranium_nuclear_fuel Crafting Guide]
 
 
 
Now that you have ''Enriched Uranium Nuclear Fuel'', use a [[Canning Machine]] to fill an
 
[[Fuel Rod (Empty)|Empty Fuel Rod]]. You should end up with a useable [[Fuel Rod (Uranium)|Uranium Fuel Rod]],
 
which can be placed directly inside the reactor.
 
 
 
{{Grid/Canning Machine
 
|mode=A
 
|can=Fuel Rod (Empty)
 
|input=Enriched Uranium Nuclear Fuel
 
|output=Fuel Rod (Uranium)
 
|battery=RE Battery (Charged)
 
}}
 
 
 
See: [http://crafting-guide.com/browse/industrial_craft_2/fuel_rod_uranium Crafting Guide]
 
 
 
===Re-Enrichment===
 
 
 
See [[MOX Nuclear Fuel]]
 
 
 
[[Category:Resources]]
 
[[Category:Radioactive]]
 

Latest revision as of 10:41, 22 December 2016

Uranium Ore in game.
Uranium Block in game.

Uranium is a metal resource added by IC² and generated as ore between layers 0 and 64, usually in groups of up to 2 blocks. It requires an iron pickaxe or better to mine.

Several forms of uranium are radioactive and will poison (often quite severely) anyone handling them without the use of a Hazmat Suit.

Forms

These forms of uranium are seen during ore processing:

Uranium is not used in metal shaping, but has the following additional forms:

These additional forms are mostly for compact/compressed storage, and have no crafting use. Well, not 'crafting' per se...

Uses

Uranium's primary use is the crafting of nuclear fuel (to turn into fuel rods).

Apart from that it's not particularly useful, apart from decorating your house with the blocks.

Or perhaps throwing it at other players with inventory space and watching them die of radiation poisoning.

Uranium is expensive stuff, though! You wouldn't waste it on something like that, would you? I mean, not more than once or twice or twenty times...