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    Sikhote-Alin Meteorite Pendant
    Iron, Coarse Octahedrite - IIAB
    Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia (46°09'36"N, 134° 39'12"E)
    Witnessed Fall: 12 February 1947 10:30 am local time
    0.88 x 0.66 x 0.40 inches (2.24 x 1.70 x 1.04 cm)

    This rustic little pendant features a very aesthetic piece of one of the most iconic and truly beautiful iron meteorites of all time - the Sikhote-Alin octahedrite - which fell over Siberia in 1947. A widely witnessed fall, the Sikhote-Alin bolide provided amazing fragments of "shrapnel" - sharp edge pieces of torn metal evidencing violent fragmentation. This fine example has pronounced "thumbprint" regmaglypts, adding to the character of the piece. This is a truly out of this world specimen that can be worn around a neck!

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]




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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    29th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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