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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

    This is a simply fantastic piece of "shrapnel" from the Sikhote-Alin Meteorite that fell over Siberia in Russia in 1947. The massive event, which was witnessed by many as it occurred in the late morning, resulted in pieces like this "classic" example which has evidence of torn metal and the violent fragmentation characteristic of the material. This 476-gram specimen has superb aesthetics as one side and features an intricate surface with twisted edges of sharp metal. The curvaceous piece has a flame-like shape and gun-metal gray coloration. The back of the solid mass is fairly smooth in contrast to the rugged front. This is an exceptional example of Sikhote-Alin "shrapnel" and an ideal type specimen of this material.
    Overall Measurements: 3.15 x 2.85 x 2.81 inches (8.00 x 7.24 x 7.13 cm), weighs 476 gm (16.79 oz.)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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