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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
    2.05 x 1.63 x 1.32 inches (5.20 x 4.14 x 3.35 cm) (128 grams)


    This is a really nice piece of "shrapnel" from the Sikhote-Alin Meteorite fall. While not large at only 128 grams, the fairly three-dimensional specimen has two distinct sides with one having an almost brushed look even though it is natural. A promontory flange bends off one edge adding character to the metallic example from outer space. The piece will sit securely without a base and could be displayed many ways.

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




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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    19th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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