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    Sikhote-Alin Meteorite "Shrapnel"
    Iron, IIAB
    Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia - (46°09'36"N, 134° 39'12"E)
    Witnessed Fall: 12 February 1947 10:30 am local time
    1.78 x 1.73 x 1.08 inches (4.51 x 4.40 x 2.75 cm)

    This rather heavy piece of "shrapnel" from the famous Sikhote-Alin Meteorite fall evidences the violent fragmentation that resulted in the example of torn metal. The unique specimen has both a twisted face as well as an "oriented" side with a texture of flow lines. This dark object from space weighs 137 grams.


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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2019
    19th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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