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Trinitite Green Black Atomic Glass [53217] 3.24 grams

Brand : Jensan Scientifics LLC

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This green Trinitite is a great specimen of Alamogordo glass from the Trinity site, New Mexico, and was legally collected in 1948. Alamogordo Glass, also known as Trinitite and Atomsite, is the name given to the atomic glass rock residue left on the desert floor after the plutonium-based Trinity atomic bomb test on July 16, 1945, near Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Size of the specimen: 25mm H X 21mm W X 7mm D, Weight: 3.24 grams. Front and back with sizing cube are shown.

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 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 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 by 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.

It ships with information, a tag, a tag stand, and a Certificate of Authenticity. The acrylic-pronged display base is not included but is readily available on Amazon. The XRF is included.

Add an excellent specimen from probably the most important event in human history, atomic glass, to your geology collection today!


Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity, tag, tag stand, and information about Trinitite. XRF included.