Uranium

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Uranium
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Properties
Type Resource
Tool Iron Pickaxe




Stackable Yes (64)






Technical Details
UU Cost {{{uu_cost}}}
First appearance ?
ID IC2:{{{id}}}


Uranium can be obtained by mining Uranium Ore. It can be crushed, washed and centrifuged to create Uranium-235 and 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. A notable exception is the Uranium-238 Block. Uranium is also one of the few resources which cannot be Replicated.

Ore[edit]

Uranium naturally generates in the overworld as Uranium Ore. To mine Uranium Ore you need at least an Iron Pickaxe. It is found between layers 0 and 64, usually in groups of up to 2 blocks.

Processing[edit]

To use Uranium in nuclear fission, we need to increase the concentration of the fissile Uranium-235. Unfortunately, the only way to do this is to separate the Uranium-235 from the more common (but less useful) 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 crushed and preferably cleaned.

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Crushed Uran Ore

Crushed Uran Ore



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Single step operation -


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or by these two steps:




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The second way yields much more uranium!

Uranium-235[edit]

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 highly 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-239.

Recipes[edit]

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Tiny Pile of Uranium 235

Tiny Pile of Uranium 235


See: Crafting Guide

Uranium-238[edit]

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[edit]

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Uranium 238

Uranium 238


See: Crafting Guide

Enrichment[edit]

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:

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See: Crafting Guide

Now that you have Enriched Uranium Nuclear Fuel, use a Canning Machine to fill an Empty Fuel Rod. You should end up with a useable Uranium Fuel Rod, which can be placed directly inside the reactor.


See: Crafting Guide

Re-Enrichment[edit]

See MOX Nuclear Fuel