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
2.42 x 1.64 x 0.61 inches (6.14 x 4.16 x 1.54 cm)
This ideal example of "shrapnel" from the Sikhote-Alin Meteorite
weighs a mighty 90 grams. The piece has two distinct sides which
are both significant. The mass of metal from Outer Space has a tiny
flange which bends back over the specimen. This classic material
has a gun metal gray color and is very dense.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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