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    SIKHOTE-ALIN - A COMPLETE, SCULPTURAL INDIVIDUAL METEORITE
    Iron, coarse octahedrite
    Passek, Primorskiy Kray, Siberia, Russia
    In 1947, an enormous explosion occurred as a phenomenally huge meteorite shower fell on the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in Siberia. Never had such a meteorite fall occurred within the history of mankind. Over sixty tons of material from space crashed into the earth, devastating everything in its path. This complete individual was from that fall. An extremely large number of regmaglypts sculpt the overall surface - indicating the tremendous heat it encountered as it entered the Earth's atmosphere and its surface was melted and burned during descent. This sculpture from space has a fine patina that ranges from deep chocolate brown to metallic iron. From a private German collection, it measures 8 x 3 ½ x 3 1/4 inches and weighs a hefty 9.10 pounds


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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