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
2.78 x 1.46 x 0.57 inches (7.07 x 3.72 x 1.45 cm)
This truly awesome example of "shrapnel" from the Sikhote-Alin
Meteorite which fell in Russia in 1947 has an abstract flame shape
with a prominent flange at the top of the natural twisted metal
sculpture. The specimen of torn metal represents the violent
fragmentation associated with the meteoric impact.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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