Product of the 1st Atomic Bomb Blast
Updated 10 May 2016
Early on Monday morning, 16 July 1945, the first atomic bomb was detonated in an isolated area of the New Mexico desert, code named Trinity. The Trinity test was conducted near Alamogordo, Socorro County, in the Tularosa Basin, New Mexico, and the world changed forever.
A product resulting from the blast was an olive-green glass-like substance named "Trinitite" (a nearly pure melted silica with traces of Olivine, Feldspar, and other minerals mixed in the desert sand) which formed when the molten sand solidified upon cooling. The crater was filled for security reasons shortly after the explosion and Trinitite became difficult to obtain. All Trinitite available today was collected many years ago and is no longer of radioactive consequence. Each specimen offered here has the light olive-green glassy upper surface and a rough textured bottom surface, which was not melted by the blast. Trinitite is fragile; therefore, pieces larger than 5-6 grams are difficult to obtain and become true collector specimens. All specimens available here are clean, fresh, and collectible.
Any one of these Trinitite specimens can be ordered individually for the price shown and mailed in the US for $4.50 Outside the US depends on location.