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    Sikhote-Alin Meteorite "Shrapnel"
    Iron, IAB
    Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia (46°09'36"N, 134° 39'12"E)
    Witnessed Fall: 12 February 1947 10:30 am local time
    1.99 x 1.46 x 0.65 inches (5.06 x 3.70 x 1.65 cm)


    This classic little example of "shrapnel" from the famed Sikhote-Alin meteorite fall of 1947 exhibits the characteristic "gun metal" gray color and evidences a torn metal, as the result of violent fragmentation associated with the highly witnessed bolide. The specimen weighs 72 grams and is pleasingly aesthetic.

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    30th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 420

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