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    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
    2.46 x 1.74 x 0.76 inches (6.27 x 4.43 x 1.94 cm)(100grams)

    This piece of "shrapnel" from the widely witnessed, and highly significant, Sikhote-Alin Meteorite fall in 1947 has a key characteristic - it actually looks and is shaped like "shrapnel" with sharp edges and both look and feel that has essentially captured the violent fragmentation in torn metal. The Sikhote-Alin is a classic Iron Meteorite and this 100 gram specimen is an ideal representation of the "shrapnel" material. This piece, while not as heavy as others, has a large surface area that showcases its very rough texture.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    21st Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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