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.