Trinitite Specimen in Display Box.
Also known as Alamogordo Glass, Atomite or Desert Glass.
Trinitite sample sizes vary.
Shipped in specimen container inside plastic frame as shown.
Trinitite is created during a Nuclear blast as a result of
the intense heat melting the sand into a lightly green
tinted glass. Named for the Tinitity Bomb testing in New
Mexico on July 16, 1945, samples of Trinitite are extremely
rare; All but a small sample of the material was buried
and made illegal to remove from the site in 1952.
Our trinitie sample is enclosed in a 4" x 5" plastic box frame as shown above suitable for display.
Chemical analysis determine it is nearly pure melted silica with traces of Olivine, Feldspar and other minerals which comprise the desert sand
Courtesy of George Dowell at GEOelectronics
On July 16th, 1945, the first atomic bomb was detonated at the Trinity test site in New Mexico. The blast equivalent of 18,000 tons of TNT created a fireball that scorched the desert and melted the sand in the area. When the melted sand solidified again it became a light green glass-like material that was named “Trinitite”. While highly radioactive when formed in 1945, at present it radioactivity level is close to zero. Closed for many years, the Trinity site is currently opened to the public by the National Park Service twice a year. Tours are given by the Department of Defense on request.
We are always 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. Item will be shipped in accordance with Postal Service activity limits specified in Publication 52.
Radioactive minerals are for educational and scientific use only.
Sale of trinitite is in compliance with all U.S. Federal regulations.
Trinitite Sample Box Display