Trinitite Also known as Alamogordo Glass, Atomite or Desert Glass.
Trinitite was created from the first Nuclear bomb detonated in the desert. Own A Piece of History - Trinitite from the Trinity bomb site. The intense heat melted the desert sand into a lightly green
tinted glass. Named for the Tinitity Bomb testing in New
Mexico on July 16, 1945, samples of Trinitite are becoming rare. Our trinitite samples were legally collected from the site in the late 1940s.
License exempt. Trinitite sample sizes vary.
Our trinitite samples are enclosed in the frames shown for display.
| Trinitite For Sale By Weight
Trinitite Specimens For Sale In Display Box
|Trinitite in Display Box
These Trinitite specimens are enclosed in a clear plastic display box.
The TRNT-02 contains a Trinitite fragment in a 4" x 6" case.
The TRNT-03 contains a small Trinitite specimen in a 5" x 7" case.
Size: approximately 2-3/8" diameter, 1" height
Trinitite encased in resin plastic.
License exempt, not Radioactive.
Trinitite Specimen sizes vary.
Chemical Analysis of Trinitite Speciment:
Chemical analysis determine it is nearly pure melted silica with traces of Olivine, Feldspar and other minerals which comprise the desert sand
Nuclear Analysis of Trinitite Speciment:
Courtesy of George Dowell at GEOelectronics
Article on Trinitite Analysis
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.
Sale of trinitite is in compliance with all U.S. Federal regulations.
We are 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.