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
1.88 x 1.22 x 0.62 inches (4.77 x 3.10 x 1.57 cm)
Lots of twists and folds describe this 64 grams hunk of
Sikhote-Alin "shrapnel" from Siberia. This piece was part of the
famous widely witnessed event that occurred in 1947 to the
amazement of many. The specimen exhibits the characteristic "gun
metal" dark gray coloration over the entirety of its surfaces.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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