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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
    2.75 x 2.34 x 2.22 inches (6.99 x 5.95 x 5.65 cm) (466 grams)


    Meteorite enthusiasts will be familiar with Sikhote-Alin, the Iron Meteorite that fell in 1947 in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains of southeastern Russia in a widely witnessed, quite dramatic, daytime fall. Fragmented specimens like this one, known as "shrapnel" for obvious reasons, show evidence of a violent fragmentation and feature sharp-edged pieces of torn metal. This very large and extremely aesthetic piece has a dynamic shape and a crenelated texture, and it weighs a vigorous 466 grams.




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    Auction Dates
    July, 2015
    9th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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