Buy green, black, and red trinitite atomic glass collected from the Trinity Test Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico atomic bomb blast atomsite glass. The trinitite we have for sale is guaranteed authentic and legally collected in 1948, three years after this incredible world-changing event. The trinitite ships with a Certificate of Authenticity, XRF analysis, and information about unquestionably the most historic event in the history of humanity.
During World War II, the United States established the Manhattan Project, a secret research initiative whose mission was to develop the world's first atomic weapons. The project, led by renowned physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, is widely recognized for its significant contribution to nuclear physics. Oppenheimer is widely considered the "father of the atomic bomb." Clandestine projects were set up across various locations in the United States. The research and tests finally culminated at the Trinity Nuclear Site in New Mexico on July 16th, 1945.
The Trinity atomic test was a significant milestone in history, marking the successful testing of the world's first atomic bomb. This event brought about a drastic change in the world as we know it today. The United States later used this knowledge to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, ultimately leading to the end of World War II.
Oppenheimer considered the day of detonation completely life-changing. Onlookers sighed, cried, and laughed, but most were silent. Solemness overtook Oppenheimer, and he is famously quoted as saying, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
What is Trinitite? Trinitite, also known as Atomsite or Alamogordo Glass, is the name given to the glassy residue left on the desert floor after the plutonium-based atomic bomb test on July 16, 1945, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. This glass is primarily composed of arkosic sand mixed with quartz grains and feldspar (both microcline and a smaller amount of plagioclase with a small amount of calcite, hornblende, and augite, in a matrix of sandy clay) that was melted by the atomic blast. It is mildly radioactive but safe to handle for limited periods. Both black and red specimens are scarce. Round pearls are also found, which come from melted silica that returned to solid form before hitting the ground. * Several different types of Trinitite have been identified. Green is the most common form. Black and red contain iron from the tower structure. Red contains copper from the 'gadget' or the communications cables leading away from the site. Trinitite can have iron mixed in it because the tower that held the bomb was made of steel. (Steel is an alloy consisting primarily of iron). Also, "Jumbo" - the steel canister that contained the "device" was held from a detonating tower. The official environment in which the trinitite was created consisted of sand, copper, iron/ steel, and whatever indigenous minerals were on the ground at the time of the atomic test.
Notice: All of our Trinitite has been tested as being authentic. Orders are shipped in compliance with Section 13 from part 40 of the NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission rules and regulations and Postal Service regulations specified in 49 CFR 173.421 for activity limits of low-level radioactive materials. We ship all items in accordance with Postal Service activity limits specified in Publication 52. The sale of the trinitite complies with all U.S. Federal regulations.
This material is strictly for educational and scientific purposes only. Do NOT inhale, ingest, or wear as/in jewelry.
Questions: Is the COA the paper you see in the picture, or do you provide something else?
Answer: The COA is separate and will accompany the specimen. An XRF is provided additionally and was done by a professional lab. Each specimen ships with its tag and tag stand in a 1 1/2" disc for protection, an additional perky display protective box, and COA.
What are our qualifications to sell and say this is from the Trinity Site? Our trinitite was obtained directly from a geologist, so we know it is authentic. The specimens were legally collected in 1948. The XRFs for the green, black, and red trinitite are additional proof of its components.