Message #255:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: The Trinity Site
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 05:54:41 -0700


From:  Brian Kenny 

Oppenheimer's Trinity Site was created on July 16th, 1945. Today,
trinitite samples are sold as curios in the local rock shops of central
New Mexico.

New Mexico's Trinity Site: A pocket full of Trinitite

TRINITY: 50 YEARS LATER The Nuclear Age's Blinding Dawn

If you want to visit th Trinity Site:
The gates to the Trinity Site open only twice a year, from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. on the first Saturdays in April and October. Part of the site tour
is a bus ride to the McDonald Ranch where the plutonium core was
assembled. Accommodations are best had in Albuquerque or Alamagordo,
near White Sands National Monument (luxurious dunes
of baby powder-like gypsum deposits) and farther south, Carlsbad
Caverns. Call White Sands Missile Base 505-479-6124 for more info.