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

 


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TYPE 2.

Specimens in this group have the same physical features as the TYPE 1. specimens described on the previous page, with light olive green, glass-like fused top surface.  Some of the larger examples also have portions of the top surface of the specimen included with small amounts of sand, same as the TYPE 3 specimens described on the following page.  In addition, the surface or perimeter of each TYPE 2. specimen exhibits one or more interesting gas pockets or holes, similar to the small specimens in the group photograph, on the left.  Several of the largest specimens are individually illustrated for your review. 

 

 

TYPE  

2

WEIGHT
(GRAMS)

SPECIMEN SIZE
(INCHES)
Length          Width      Thickness

SPECIMEN
PRICE

 

T2075

5.95

1 3/8

3/4

1/2

$   60.00

 

T2130

6.38

1 1/2

3/4

3/8

$  63.75

 

T2152

4.98

1 1/8

3/4

3/8

$  49.75

 

T2160

2.67

1 1/8

5/8

3/8

$  26.75

 

T2164

8.05

1 1/2

1

3/8

$  80.50

 

T2165

1.85

3/4

1/2

1/4

SOLD

 

T2166

2.25

3/4

3/4

3/8

SOLD

 

T2167

2.30

5/8

1/2

1/4

$  23.00

 

T2168

3.77

1 1/8

7/8

1/2

$  37.75

 

T2169

5.00

1 3/8

1

1/4

$  50.00

 

T2170

5.40

1 1/2

5/8

1/4

$ 54.00

 

T2171

5.85

1 1/4

3/4

3/8

SOLD

 

T2172

7.34

1 1/4

3/4

3/8

$  73.50

 

T2173

9.20

1 3/8

1

1/2

$  92.00

 

T2174

9.27

1 5/8

1 1/4

1/4

$  92.75

 

T2175

4.55

1 1/8

3/4

3/8

SOLD

 

T2176

5.75

1 1/4

7/8

1/4

SOLD

 

T2177

6.30

1 1/2

1

1/4

SOLD

 

T2013

-

Lot of 3 small specimens.  Sizes vary from ~ 1/4” to 3/8”.

$  10.50   /    lot

 

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  Specimens are priced as follows:
  < 10 gram sizes:  $ 10.00 / gram
  > 10 gram sizes:  $ 12.00 / gram

           

 NOTE:  Items T2175, T2176 and T2177 have small black inclusions.

The black inclusions found in some Trinitite specimens are due to the presence of Iron (Fe).  Iron is not native to the mineralogy of the blast area, and is presumed by researchers to have been the result of incorporating small amounts of Iron from the tower or tower cabin, present at the Trinity Site, when these structures were destroyed by the blast.

       


 

 CLICK ON SPECIMENS TO SEE LARGER IMAGES


T2075

T2130

T2152

T2160

T2164

T2165


T2166

T2167

T2168

T2169

T2170

T2171

T2172

T2173


T2174

T2175

T2176

T2177
   
 

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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