Deep inside the crystal
clear resin casting is a small number of Trinitite fragments. This is the
actual material created by the very first atomic bomb blast in the Jornada del Muerto Desert in the early hours of July 16th,1945. This site is now the home of the White Sands Missile Range (open twice a year to visitors), having started life as the USAAF Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range. An obelisk now stands on what was the detonation site.
In later years two Los Alamos scientists came up with a new theory of how Trinitite was formed. They theorised that the sand at the bomb site was sucked up into the fireball, baked in the intense heat and landed on the ground already formed in the shapes we see today. Over the years
it has lost almost all of its radioactivity and the dense resin blocks any
residual emissions. The fragments are suspended over a reproduction of the US
army map of the test site.
This is another anythingradioactive exclusive.
Trinitite from the test site is no longer allowed to be removed, so this is
a rare and possibly unrepeatable opportunity to own a little piece of history
from the Atomic age. Each paperweight is hand made and measures approximately 65mm x 10-25mm,
backed with green felt and supplied with a brown hard wearing cardboard box (fully recyclable) and an information sheet about Trinitite
and the Trinity test.