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[Trinitite collected from nuclear bomb test site, Trinity, New Mexico].
BANC PIC 19xx.031:216--OBJ
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Title:

[Trinitite collected from nuclear bomb test site, Trinity, New Mexico]

Creator/Contributor:

Goin, Peter, 1951-, collector.

Abstract:

Glassy mineral fragments, known as trinitite, atomsite, or Alamogordo glass, formed by the explosion of the plutonium-based Trinity nuclear bomb test conducted near Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945. Gathered by Peter Goin during his documentary research.

Date:

1945 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-nm
Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Environmental aspects
Nuclear weapons -- Testing -- Environmental aspects
Trinity Site (N.M.)
New Mexico -- Trinity Site

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Collected by Peter Goin.
Contained in 2 re-sealable plastic bags, as received. One bag also contains numerous tiny particles and dust.
RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Trinitite collected from nuclear bomb test site, Trinity, New Mexico, BANC PIC 19xx.031:216, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Peter Goin; 2016.
Photographer Peter Goin documented the environmental effects of nuclear weapons testing at the Trinity Test Site and other locations in the 1980s. His photographs of this work appear in the book Nuclear Landscapes (published 1991) and the collection Nuclear landscapes : forty-four photographs and Trinity panorama, owned by The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2012.043).

Type:

realia

Physical Description:

approximately 10 items in 1 box : trinitite pieces

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 19xx.031:216--OBJ

Origin:

New Mexico

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.

Related Item:

Nuclear landscapes : forty-four photographs and Trinity panorama : Goin, Peter, : 1951-