Toxic Rocks

There are a number of rocks, gems, or minerals that when handled, cut, ground, or ingested can be toxic.

  • When handling: radioactive, heavy metals, water soluble
  • When cutting or grinding: asbestos, silica, metal
  • When ingested: soluble in acid

When cutting or grinding any of the below listed rocks that have an inhalation risk, wear a respirator with a NIOSH rating of at least N95.

Minimum required filters are P95, but P100 is better for silica.

For radioactive rocks, limit handling and wash your hands afterwards. Built up radon is a risk, so store them outdoors if at all possible. Micromounts are fine in the small plastic boxes. Larger pieces you may want to keep in a lead-lined box (you can build this with lead sheets).

Source: An Overview of Mineral's Toxicity
Mineralogy Database
NameIngestionInhalationSkin ContactRadioactiveReacts with AcidHazardous ElementWarningPrecautions
AcanthiteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
ActinoliteInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
AhlfelditeLowLowSeleniumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
AlaiteModerateModerateVanadiumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
AlbrittoniteCobaltBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
AmositeInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
AndersoniteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
AnorthominasragriteModerateVanadiumNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
AnthophylliteInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
AntigoriteInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ArsenoliteHighHighArsenicBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ArsenopyriteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
AutuniteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
AvicenniteHighHighThalliumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
AzuriteCopperBioavailable formDo NOT ingest
Avoid generating dust by grinding or sawing (cut it wet and apply dust control measures)
BabanekiteModerateArsenicBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
BalyakiniteLowTelluriumBioavailable fromNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
BarariteModerateModerateModerateFluorineBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid prolonged skin contact
BehoiteModerateHighBerylliumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
BetafiteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
BieberiteCobaltBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
BobjonesiteModerateVanadiumNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
BoltwooditeHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
BonattiteCopperBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
BoothiteCopperBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
BorniteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
BournoniteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
BrauniteHighXChlorine Gas
BromelliteModerateHighBerylliumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
CalciodelrioiteToxicModerateVanadiumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
CalomelModerateMercuryBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
CarliniteModerateThalliumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
CarnotiteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
CarobbiiteModerateModerateModerateFluorineBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid prolonged skin contact
CastellaroiteModerateArsenicBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ChalcanthiteCopperBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ChalcociteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
ChalcocyaniteCopperBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ChalcomeniteToxicToxicSeleniumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ChalcopyriteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
ChromatiteModerateChromiumNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ChrysotileInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ChursiniteToxicArsenic
Mercury
Bioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid prolonged skin contact
CinnabarLowHighXMercury
Hydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
Do NOT heat
Avoid dry-grinding and dry-sawing
Beware that native mercury might be present
ClaudetiteHighHighArsenicBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ClifforditeHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
ClinobehoiteModerateHighBerylliumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ClinochalcomeniteToxicToxicSeleniumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
CobaltiteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
CobaltkieseriteCobaltBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
CobaltomeniteToxicToxicSeleniumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
CocciniteHighHighHighMercuryBioavailable form
Volatile at ambient temperature
Never lick, ingest, or sniff
Avoid skin contact
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Keep in an airtight box away from heat
CoconinoiteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
CovelliteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
CrocidoliteInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
CrocoiteLowChromiumNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
CryoliteHighHighHighXHydrofluoric Acid
CryptohaliteModerateModerateModerateFluorineBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid prolonged skin contact
CuprosklodowskitHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
CylindriteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
DemartiniteModerateModerateModerateFluorineBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid prolonged skin contact
DorallchariteModerateThalliumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
DowneyiteHighHighSeleniumBioavailable form
Water Soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
DrobeciteModerateHighCadmiumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
EmmonsiteLowTelluriumBioavailable fromNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
EnargiteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
EriochalciteCopperBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ErioniteInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
FluorapatiteHighHighHighXHydrofluoric Acid
FluoriteHighHighHighXHydrofluoric Acid
Fluoro-edeniteInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
GalenaHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
GersdorffiteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
GraemiteLowTelluriumBioavailable fromNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
GriceiteModerateModerateFluorineBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
HaidingeriteToxicModerateArsenicBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
HausmanniteHighXChlorine Gas
HieratiteModerateModerateModerateFluorineBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid prolonged skin contact
HoganiteCopperBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
HornesiteModerateArsenicNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
JamesoniteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
KleiniteToxicMercuryBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid prolonged skin contact
KröhnkiteCopperBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
KuznetsoviteToxicArsenic
Mercury
Bioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid prolonged skin contact
LafossaiteHighHighThalliumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
LammeriteModerateArsenicNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
LanmuchangiteModerateThalliumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
LazaridisiteModerateHighCadmiumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
LopeziteToxicHighHexavalent chromiumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Magnesio-riebeckiteInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
MalachiteCopperBioavailable formDo NOT ingest
Avoid generating dust by grinding or sawing (cut it wet and apply dust control measures)
MalladriteModerateModerateModerateFluorineBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid prolonged skin contact
MandarinoiteLowLowSeleniumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ManganiteHighXChlorine Gas
MarcasiteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
Meta-AnkloeiteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
Meta-AutuniteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
MetamuniriteToxicModerateVanadiumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
MetarossiteToxicModerateVanadiumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
MetatorberniteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
MetauranocirciteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
MetazeuneriteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
MilleriteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
MillsiteLowTelluriumBioavailable fromNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
MiniumHighXChlorine Gas
MoctezumiteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
MolybdeniteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
MolybdomeniteLowLowSeleniumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
MonaziteLowCerium
Lanthanum
Neodymium
Phosphorous
Thorium
Uranium
Yttrium
Never lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
MonteponiteModerateHighCadmiumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
MontroyditeHighHighHighMercuryBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid prolonged skin contact
MorenositeNickelBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
MoscheliteModerateMercuryBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid prolonged skin contact
MuniriteToxicModerateVanadiumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
NantokiteCopperBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Native ArsenicArsenicBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Native MercuryHighHighMercuryEvaporates at ambient temperatureKeep in an airtight box away from heat
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Avoid generating dust by grinding or sawing the associated matrix
NemaliteInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
NestolaiteHighHighSeleniumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
NickelbischofiteNickelBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
NitrobariteBariumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
OrpimentArsenicBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Be aware that arsenolite (highly toxic) may be present in some powdery/crumbly massive samples
OrpimentHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
OrthominasragriteModerateVanadiumNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
PalygorskiteInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
PaufleriteModerateVanadiumNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
PentlanditeHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
PharmacoliteToxicModerateArsenicBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
PhaunoxiteModerateModerateArsenicBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
PhosphuranyliteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
PlattneriteHighXChlorine Gas
ProustiteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
PyrargyriteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
PyriteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
PyrolusiteHighXChlorine Gas
PyrrohotiteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
QuartzLong-term inhalation of quartz dust can lead to silicosisAvoid dry-sawing and dry grinding
If regularly exposed, apply dust control measures
Radian BariteHighRadiumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in very limited quantity
RauenthaliteModerateModerateArsenicBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
RealgarLowHighXArsenic
Hydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ReineriteModerateArsenicNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
RetgersiteNickelBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
RichertiteInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
RollanditeModerateArsenicNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
RossiteToxicModerateVanadiumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ScacchiteManganeseBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
SchmitteriteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
SchreibersiteLowPhosphorousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
SchuetteiteHighHighHighMercuryBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid prolonged skin contact
SchulteniteModerateModerateArsenicBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ShcherbinaiteModerateModerateVanadiumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
SklodowskiteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
SofiiteLowLowSeleniumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
SphaleriteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
StanleyiteModerateVanadiumNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
SteropesiteModerateThalliumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
StibioclaudetiteModerateModerateArsenicBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
StibniteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
TarapacaiteToxicHighHexavalent chromiumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
TeineiteLowTelluriumBioavailable fromNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
TennantiteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
TerlinguaiteMercuryBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid prolonged skin contact
TetrahedriteHighXHydrogen Sulfide
Nitrogen Dioxide
ThoriteHighThorium
Uranium
Never lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
ThorogummiteHighThorium
Uranium
Never lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
TolbachiteCopperBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
TorberniteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
TremoliteInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
TyuyamuniteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
UraniniteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
UranocirciteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
UranophaneHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
UranopiliteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
VanadiniteLowVanadiumNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
VilliaumiteModerateModerateFluorineBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
VoudourisiteModerateHighCadmiumBioavailable form
Water soluble
Never lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
WalpurgiteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
WeiliteToxicModerateArsenicBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
WinchiteInhalation of dust (fibers) of the asbesiform variety is hazardousNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
WitheriteBariumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ZeuneriteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities
ZincomeniteLowLowSeleniumBioavailable formNever lick or ingest
Wash hands immediately after handling
Do NOT generate dust by grinding or sawing
ZippeiteHighUraniumNever lick or ingest
Minimize manipulations
Wear disposable nitrile gloves
Wash hands immediately after handling
Never generate dust by grinding or sawing
Avoid long exposures at close distance
Do not store in rooms where you spend most of your time
Store in a well-ventilated area
Keep away from food/kitchen
Keep in limited quantities