Sikhote-Alin Meteorite Pendant
Iron, Coarse Octahedrite - IIAB
Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia (46°09'36"N, 134°
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
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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