Trinitite Green Alamogordo Glass 
Brand : Jensan Scientifics LLC
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This is a specimen of green trinitite. Size of the specimen: 20mm L X 15mm W X 4mm D, Weight: 1.01 grams. This Alamogordo glass ships in a display disc (shown) with information, tag, tag stand, and Certificate of Authenticity. Acrylic base and photo cube are not included but are readily available on Amazon. XRF included.
This Trinitite atomic glass is green Trinitite, also known as Trinity atomic glass and Alamogordo Glass. These are the names given to the glassy residue left on the desert floor after the plutonium-based Trinity atomic bomb test on July 16, 1945, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. This trinitite was legally collected in 1948.
A number of 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' itself or from the communications cables that led 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 that were in 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 set 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.
This is an excellent specimen to add to any important geological collection.