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Trinity site, Tularosa Basin, Alamogordo, Socorro County,
New Mexico, USA.

 


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TYPE 3.

Due to the glass-like composition of Trinitite and its fragility (specimens are usually less than 1/2" thick), much of the Trinitite was broken into small pieces during the collecting process. The bottom of each specimen in this group exhibits the rough texture of the sandy desert surface, which remained untouched by the blast. The tops of the specimens have lumpy, convoluted, sand included, or otherwise irregular surfaces. The glassy, light olive green Trinitite has a "frothy", more gas-filled texture. These examples may have been formed nearer to the center of the blast, than the specimens in the other groups described on the other Trinitite pages on this web site.  Research has shown that the extremely coarse, rough surface features exemplified by these specimens may have been formed as a result of rolling, when the blast wave struck, after the surface was superheated. The internal structure is usually very frothy and filled with tiny open gas pockets, as if the Trinitite glass was boiled, then solidified very quickly so as to preserve this texture and form.  

TYPE 3

WEIGHT (GRAMS)

SPECIMEN SIZE 
(INCHES)

SPECIMEN PRICE

T3  C.

4.95

1 1/8

3/4

3/8

$  29.75

T3  G.

4.27

3/4

3/4

5/8

$  25.50

T3  J.

6.90

1 1/4

3/4

3/8

$  41.50

T3  R.

9.70

1 1/2

1 1/4

1/4

$  58.25

T3004

10.17

1 3/4

1

1/2

$  81.25

T3007

6.87

1 3/8

3/4

3/8

$  41.25

T3008

7.36

1 1/2

3/4

3/8

$  44.25

T3016

7.75

1 1/2

1

3/8

$  46.50

T3018

4.87

1 1/8

5/8

1/2

$  29.25

T3019

5.41

1 1/8

1

1/4

$  32.50

T3020

5.74

1 1/4

5/8

3/8

$  34.50

T3022

9.35

1 1/2

1

1/4

$  56.00

T3023

9.90

1 3/4

1

3/8

  $  59.50

T3027

5.17

1 1/2

3/4

3/8

$  31.00

T3028

5.70

1 1/4

3/4

1/2

$  34.25

T3029

6.18

1 3/8

1

1/4+

$  37.00

T3030

7.68

1 3/4

5/8

3/8

$  46.00

T3031

9.27

1 1/4

1 1/8

3/8

$  55.50

T3032

10.31

1 1/4

1 1/4

3/8

$  82.50

T3033

10.97

1 5/8

1 1/8

3/8

$  87.75

T3000

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SPECIMEN SIZES VARY,  FROM     +/- 1/4” TO 3/8”

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Specimens are priced as follows:
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T3C

T3G

T3J

T3R

T3004

T3007

T3008

T3016

T3018

T3019

T3020

T3022

T3023

T3027

T3028

T3029

T3030

T3031

T3032

T3033
         

 

 

 

Acknowledgements:  Data presented relative to the special features of the above specimens was gained by interviews and correspondence with researchers who have done detailed, intense studies on Trinitite.  For further reading, see the following papers / books:

  1. “Trinitite: The Atomic Age Mineral”, W. Kolb and P. Carlock, 2002.

  2. “Radioactivity in Trinitite Six Decades Later”, P. Parekh, T. Semkow, et al, 2005.

  3. “Day of Trinity”, Lansing Lamont, 1965.
     

 

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