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Atomic Bomb: Manhattan Project Souvenir

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Sold Date: 05/21/2011
Channel: Auction House
Source: Heritage Auction Galleries



Atomic Bomb: Manhattan Project Souvenir. We come across some odd items in our line of work, and this is one of them. Apparently, after testing the first atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert, scientists of the Manhattan Project figured they'd like to have a souvenir. The radiation and heat generated by the blast melted some of the sand into mini-boulders, later termed "Trinitite." One of these rocks was encased in a glass dome and mounted on a Bakelite paperweight base inscribed "Melted Sand Alamogordo Test July 16, 1945." The weight measures 5.5" x 5.5" x 3" and may be one of only five produced. The rock has taken on a greenish color and appears other-worldly. We don't know if it's still radioactive. We hope not. Grade: 0, Service No.: 0
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