Sikhote-Alin Meteorite "Shrapnel"
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
2.38 x 2.03 x 0.76 inches (6.05 x 5.16 x 1.92 cm)
This is a really impressive piece of Sikhote-Alin Meteorite
"shrapnel" especially for its weight of only 90 grams. The
flame-like specimen is clearly a mass of torn metal with lots of
sharp edges coming off the "gun metal" gray space rock. This is an
ideal diagnostic example from that highly witnessed fall.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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