Sikhote-Alin Meteorite "Shrapnel"
Iron, Coarse Octahedrite - IIAB
Siberia, Russia (46°09'36"N, 134° 39'12"E)
Witnessed Fall: 12 February 1947 10:30 am local time
3.16 x 2.57 x 1.62 inches (8.03 x 6.52 x 4.12 cm) (451
At some 450 grams, this piece of "shrapnel" from the famous
Sikhote-Alin Meteorite is massive The solid chunk has a dark
metallic gun metal grayish-brown coloration with significant, but
rather subtle, texture over the rugged surface. The example of torn
metal which has captured the violent fragmentation of the bolide
impact event is really striking on both sides. This is an excellent
piece from a widely witnessed fall.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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