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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
    2.26 x 1.16 x 1.10 inches (5.74 x 2.94 x 2.80 cm) (69 grams)


    This smallish but aesthetic piece of "shrapnel" from the Sikhote-Alin Meteorite which exploded over the Siberia region of Russia in 1947, weighing only 69 grams, clearly exhibits torn metal and evidence of violent fragmentation associated with the bolide event. The twisted, metallic, and irregular faces of this piece make it intriguing from virtually any angle of orientation. This is a great example of this prized material.

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    22nd Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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