Uranium (atomic number 92, symbol U) is a radioactive element that forms the basis for most nuclear weapons. As such, it is not uncommon in the postwar wasteland. Instead of using the chunk of ore in combat, the player can have the ore refined in Broken Hills. The refined ore can then be sold back to the refinery.
The mine in Broken Hills is the only consistent source of uranium, though caravans sometimes carry it. Ore can be brought to the processing plant and refined, located in the downtown section.
This item's range is incorrectly set to 0 in the item definitions, meaning that it cannot be used for an unarmed attack like a Rock. Its sole combat use is as a weak Throwing weapon.
A bug in the game allows the uranium to be refined an infinite number of times if the player opts to make $500 extra on the transaction.