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Authentic Green "Classic" Trinitite for Sale

Authentic Green Trinitite "Classic" Atomic Glass
Authentic Green Trinitite "Classic" Atomic Glass
Item# JPT-16057
$95.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
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Product Description

Authentic Green Trinitite "Classic" Atomic Glass
Authentic Green Trinitite very nice and "Classic"

Size: 36mm H X 29mm W X 10mm D, Weight: 4.9 grams

Great Looking Piece! Lot of the "classic" look.

Collected in 1948

Trinitite, also known as Atomite or Alamogordo Glass, is the name given to the glassy residue left on the desert floor after the plutonium-based Trinity nuclear bomb test on July 16, 1945, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The glass is primarily composed of arkosic sand composed of quartz grains and feldspar (both microcline and smaller amount of plagioclase with small amount of calcite, hornblende and augite in a matrix of sandy clay) that was melted by the atomic blast. It is usually a light green color, although in some cases it is other colors. It is mildly radioactive, but is safe to handle for limited periods of time.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, samples were gathered and sold to mineral collectors as a novelty. Traces of the material can be found at the Trinity Site today, though most of it was bulldozed and buried by the United States Atomic Energy Commission in 1952. It is now illegal to take the remaining material from the site. However, material that was taken prior to this prohibition is still in the hands of collectors. Stand and base, cube not included.

COA and Information included.