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Trinitite

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About TrinititeHide

An unofficial 'mineral' name for an artificial glass formed from the heat of the detonation of the first nuclear bomb at Trinity, New Mexico.
Trinitite is "mildly radioactive" (Wikipedia).

A man-made artifact, not a mineral.


Synonyms of TrinititeHide

Other Language Names for TrinititeHide

German:Trinityit
Spanish:Trinityita

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for TrinititeHide

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P.P. Parekh, T.M. Semkow, M.A. Torres, D.K. Haines, J.M. Cooper, P.M. Rosenberg and M.E. Kitto (2006): Radioactivity in Trinitite six decades later. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 85, 103-120.
Belloni, F., Himbert, J., Marzocchi, O., Romanello, V. (2011): Investigating incorporation and distribution of radionuclides in trinitite. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 102, 852-862.

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Localities for TrinititeHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
USA
 
  • New Mexico
    • Socorro Co.
      • White Sands Missile Range
American Mineralogist (1948) 33:360-362
 
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