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. Shipping Information: 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.
What the reviewers say
As it is illegal to remove Trinitite from the historic NM site and indeed the government did bury the vast majority of the substance, how is it possible to prove to the consumer that the product described above is genuine Trinitite from that location? There are many unscrupulous dealers selling fake Trinitite complete with low radioactivity so that anyone with even the simplest geiger-counter can be fooled. Customers would do well to research the legality of acquiring Trinitite from the NM site and the ease of manufacturing artificial Trinitite for profit at the expense of trusting consumers who have an interest in atomic history.
Also, the name Trinitite, refers to any green-glass substance resulting from the effects of a nuclear blast whether it be at Los Alamos or another location around the globe. Unfortunately, Trinitite scams are common. Unless this tiny piece of Trinitite can be positively confirmed as legitimate in both substance and location as well as legally purchased to be re-sold to the public, consumers would be wise to save their money.
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