Trinitite Green Alamogordo Glass  1.24 grams
Brand : Jensan Scientifics LLC
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This is a great specimen of green trinitite atomic glass. Trinitite is known as Atomsite and Alamogordo Glass, and it is the name 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.
This specimen of green Trinitite is shown front and back with the tag. Size of the specimen: 18mm L X 17mm W X 5mm D, Weight: 1.24 grams
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' 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 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.
Ships with XRF, information in plastic display disc with tag, tag stand, and Certificate of Authenticity. Acrylic base not included but readily available on Amazon.
Add a great specimen from probably the most important event in human history, atomic glass, to your geology collection today.