|50 caliber armor piercing shell. Not uranium after all.|
I had high hopes for this rifle shell. But they were in vain. Analysis by x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy at the Center for Microanalysis of Materials, University of Illinois (partially supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under grant DEFG02-91-ER45439) revealed the following composition for the core of the shell (the cladding having been cut away on a lathe):
No uranium. Oh well, it's still listed here under uranium because it was here for several months before I did the analysis and I never remove or change sample positions. Keep reading for some real depleted uranium.
Source: eBay seller accurateimage
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 31 July, 2002
Text Updated: 29 January, 2009