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From my collection.Its not militaria,but it is connected to WW2 history.At 05:30 July 16,1945 these rocks were formed.The most common name is Trinitite.But AKA Alamogordo glass and atomsite.These I traded for when I was a mere kid in the mid 1960's.We lived in New Mexico and like most young lads I liked to drag home all kinds of what my mother referred to as "crap".Our neighbor had a bucket of the stuff he collected before it was shut off.I showed such interest in the stuff he gave me a handful of it.I still have 3 pieces of it traded the rest off over the years.Link provided for more info on it. the photo shows a top and base of 2 specimens.

 

 

 

https://www.lanl.gov/museum/news/newsletter/2018/04/trinitite.php

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15 hours ago, Richard Auld said:

Silly question but are they safe to own?

Richard,perfectly safe.Yes they will make a Geiger counter tick however you get more radiation exposure going out in the sun.Trinitite has now decayed to less harmful elements(plutonium isotope) .   I  store these in a riker mount.

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