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
2.52 x 1.59 x 0.58 inches (6.41 x 4.03 x 1.48 cm)
This quite sizable piece of "shrapnel" from the famed Sikhote-Alin
Meteorite which exploded over the Siberia region of Russia in 1947,
has a lot of surface area. The piece of torn metal has a sharp edge
and a curled twist on one extreme. Tiny pocks of rust provide a
contrast to the gun metal shiny façade.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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