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ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

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Radioactive Remains | The forgotten story of the Northwest's only uranium mines

This piece of uranium ore from the Midnite Mine will glow under black light like that used by the LeBret brothers at night in 1954 when they discovered the mineral there -- hence the name Midnite Mine. This sample is in Nelson's office. At right is a jar of yellowcake, processed uranium ore.