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The Black Hole - Atomic Surplus Superstore

Storefront at The Black Hole

The Black Hole of Los Alamos, a recycler of "nuclear waste," has the world's most diverse stock of used scientific equipment, electronics, lab supplies, nuclear by-products, surplus items and materials. We have over 17,000 square feet of pre-owned test equipment and laboratory supplies. The Black Hole has provided materials to over 500 Universities and Research Institutions around the world as well as technical props for 8 major motion pictures.

By virtue of its location in the community of Los Alamos, New Mexico, historical birthplace of the first nuclear weapons, The Black Hole has aquired status as a tourist attraction (see Frommers, Wikitravel, The Easy Traveler, etc.) alternative to the official museums in town. We do have some historical items on display and welcome visitors from around the world as our guest book attests. Some special visitors that did not sign in (but we have the news clippings to prove they were here) include the Secret Service and the FBI. We'd love to talk with you!

Seasons Open: Open 10 AM - 5 PM Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday, Monday and US Holidays.

 ADA Accessibility Notes
ADA Access is limited, as our warehouse is stuffed with millions of dollars worth of Government Surplus. We'll accomodate you to the best of our abilities.
 Eco-Friendly Site
 Locally or Family Owned Business
 Pet Friendly Notes
We feed a couple of cats that have adopted our facility, and well behaved pets are among our regular visitors.

For More Information, Contact:

Ed Beaty

4015 Arkansas Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544
505 662-5053

Barbara Grothus

505 235-9529

Mike Grothus
4015 Arkansas Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544
303 905-7790

Jen wrote on September 01, 2014: Unfortunately, the Black Hole has closed.

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Latitude: 35.900592200
Longitude: -106.321091700
Elevation: 7431 FT (2265 M)
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