Pieces of surface material from a larger meteorite
that exploded upon entering earth's atmosphere.
from a strewn field near Canyon Diablo
Each piece approximately 3/4"x 3/4" x 1/2"in size
There is a small nickel iron content in each piece and will pick up with a magnet.
From Tasmania 3.5 grams $17.50 each only 2 specimens left
Canyon Diablo, Arizona 368 grams $450.00 Buff polished great Specimen
Tanna Tuva, Tuvinskaya 1913 fall, nice etched slab 1/4" thick, $110.00
Tanna Tuva, Tuvinskaya 1913 fall, nice etched slab face, 1/2 meteorite
TEKTITE,INDOCHINITE, RUSSIA $46.00
Tektite Dianbai, Guangdong,China. These Tektites were disconered
in the Quaternary Alluvium of Dianbai, Guangdong,China. Color
is pitch-black, opaque. sold by weight, they average 6 to 25
grams , at .50 cents per gram
This is a real part of Americana. TRINITITE
(Sometimes called Atomite or Alamogordo Glass)
TRINITITE is the rare mineral formed by the fusing
of the native soil as a result of the first Atomic Bomb, known
as 'Fat Man'. This bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945 at the
Trinity site near Alamogordo New Mexico. The bomb cost about 2
billion dollars to make and was equal to 20,000 tons of TNT. When
detonated, the fire ball was almost as bright as 20 sun's, and
shot flames 7 miles high. A crater 3/4-mile in diameter was created
and the blast was seen and heard as far away as Demming, New Mexico
The land under ground zero was depressed about six feet like a
giant saucer, to a radius of 250 feet. Surrounding the crater
was a zone of fused surface soil, later called TRINITITE, 3/6
to1/2" thick, which covered about seventy-three acres
SMALL PIECES OF TRINITITE
(most pieces slightly radioactive)
most specimens are 3/4"x 3/4"x 1/2"some larger
all specimens sold by weight @$15.00 gram
average specimen $25.00-$75.00
A listing is available . See Mineral Page.
From a 700,000 year
old strewn field
- $3.00 to$10.00 each
- AMBER no insects
15,000,000 years old
Specimen sizes app. 1"x 1"x 1"
- Specimen size 1"x1"x1"
- $8.00 to $15.00 each sold by weight
What is a Fulgurite?
Fulgurite is created when lightening strikes soil or sand or rock
and creates a root like object as the superheated lightning channel
fused desert sans into glass tubing.
The power and heat of the lightening strike fuses the soil into
solid rock, often with a hollow glassy core. Most available Fulgurite
is formed from sand and small rocks and the specimens are sometimes
small, fragile and rather uniform and other times larger 1”
to 2”diameter varying lengths and shapes The fulgurite fans
out from the point of impact, repeatedly splitting and forming
ever smaller branches, just like the roots of a tree.
The following items are from a unique find. A woman saw a tremendous
lightning strike in a riverbed on the east side of Tucson, Arizona,
later she excavated the strike site, now some of these unique
pieces are available to the collector through this web site and
our shop. Take a good look the pictures tell all.
#1 FANTASTIC TUBE 6.5" X 3" X 2" COARSE BROKEN
GRAVEL COVERING BLACK FUSED SOIL SHOWS MULTIPL EXIT POINTS, TOP
AND BOTTOM PICTURES, CLICK ON PIX FOR LARGER VIEW. # COVERS A
.25 QUATER $200.00 SOLD
#2 SUPERFANTASTIC SMALL ONE 2.25" X 1.5 X1.5" HOLLOW
TUBE MULTIPAL EXIT POINTS FUSED AROUND A PEBBLE $100.00
#3 SPECIMINE IS BETTER THAN THE PICTURES. 4"X 3" X
1.75" PROBIBLE FROM A JUNCTION POINT. PEBLES TO A LARGER
ROCK FUSED GLASS SOME MOLTON GLASS RUNNING OVER TO THE BACK SIDE
AND STUCK TO THE ROCK $50.00
#5 EXTREMLY LARGE TUBE ROUND ON ONE SIDE, ROUND THEN COLAPSED
ON THE OTHER. LARGE ENTRY POINT 3/8"TO ALMOST CLOSED ON THE
OTHER END SIZE 7" X 3" X 2.5" $100.00 SOLD
#6 FANTASTIC HOLLOW TUBE 4.5" X2"X 2" LARGE ENTRY
EXIT POINTS APP. 7/8" WITH TWO ADITIONAL EXIT POINTS. UNUSUAL
LASSIC LARGE SPECIMINE $150.00