Could I see neutrino interactions in a deep mine?

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I thought up this question whilst sitting in the dark between taking photos a few hundred feet underground in a slate mine.  I'm aware that weakly interacting neutrinos can make through a few hundred feet of rock and these can be detected by equipment. I've also heard that cosmic rays have been detected by photographic sensors.

My question is if I am at a depth shallow enough for particles to reach me, would anything such as the particle itself or the decay products produce anything visible if they were to hit my retina?

How long would I have to wait?


Asked by David White

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