Minerals/Actinides/Quiz

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A cluster of seven crystals, four are visible, in the photo of uraninite, with a yellow uranophane coating. Credit: Fred E. Davis.

Actinide minerals is a lecture from the school of geology. It is about solid, crystalline substances containing the actinide elements of the periodic table that occur in and compose astronomical objects. It focuses on materials that may occur on the surface of or associated with some astronomical objects.

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Quiz[edit]







  

1

Yes or No, Radium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

2

Carnotite is a potassium uranium

radioactive mineral.

3

Yes or No, Lead is an actinide element.

Yes
No

4

Autunite occurs as an oxidizing product of uranium minerals in granite pegmatites and hydrothermal

.

5

True or False, Actinium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

6

Complete the text:

Elements usually emit a

during nuclear

or

.

7

True or False, Actinide minerals, or actinides, are those with unusually high concentrations, atomic per cents, or weight per cents, of the actinide elements.

TRUE
FALSE

8

Carnotite is a mineral that may be associated with which phenomena?

varying water content
small amounts of calcium, barium, magnesium, iron, and sodium
a bright to greenish yellow mineral
demonstrating that Venus was once a comet
amounts as low as one percent will color sandstone a bright yellow.
an important uranium ore
usually found in sedimentary rocks in arid climates

9

Yes or No, Thorium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

10

A terrestrial planet is composed primarily of?

11

Yes or No, Protactinium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

12

The primary source of the world's thorium is the rare-earth, and thorium, phosphate mineral

.

13

Yes or No, Uranium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

14

Complete the text:

The extremely rare element technetium can be found in

in very small quantities (about 0.2 ng/kg), produced by the

fission of uranium-238.

15

True or False, Neptunium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

16

Which geochemical phenomena are associated with thorianite?

thorium oxide
lightning
common in the alluvial gem-gravels of Sri Lanka
the mineral is slightly less radioactive than pitchblende
liquid methane oceans
water worn, small, heavy, black, cubic crystals

17

True or False, There are blue or blue mineral containing meteorites.

TRUE
FALSE

18

True or False, Plutonium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

19

Phenomena associated with torbernites?

have a gaseous surface
radioactive
hydrated green copper uranyl phosphate mineral
isostructural with the related uranium mineral, autunite
the number of water hydration molecules can vary between 12 and 8
gives rise to a variety of metatorbernite when torbernite spontaneously dehydrates

20

True or False, Americium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

21

The rarest naturally occurring element on Earth is named

22

True or False, Curium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

23

Uranophane is a rare calcium uranium

hydrate mineral.

24

True or False, Berkelium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

25

Red ochre is a natural pigment composed of what likely source of red?

26

True or False, Californium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

27

Match up the crystal with the mineral

uraninite - A
monazite - B
pitchblende - C
thorianite - D
Thorianite-54888.jpg

.
Uraninite-usa32abg.jpg

.
Monazite - Rostadheia, Iveland, Norvegia 01.jpg

.
Uraninite crystal cluster.jpg

.

28

Yes or No, Einsteinium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

29

A gamma-ray spectrum for autunite is likely to show peaks for Ra-226,

and Bi-214.

30

True or False, Fermium is an actinide element.

TRUE
FALSE

31

True or False, Fermium isotopes have been found in precambrian carbonate rocks from Sao Paulo State.

TRUE
FALSE

32

Yes or No, Mendelevium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

33

Yes or No, Nobelium is an actinide element.

Yes
No

34

Yes or No, Lawrencium is an actinide element.

Yes
No


Hypotheses[edit]

  1. Actinides are often found in sedimentary rocks.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

{{Radiation astronomy resources}}