DescriptionSikhote-Alin Meteorite "Shrapnel"
Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia - (46°09'36"N, 134° 39'12"E)
Witnessed Fall: 12 February 1947 10:30 am local time
This incredible piece of Sikhote-Alin "shrapnel" weighs a hefty 2.5 pounds (1.14 kilograms) and is similar in size and shape as an ancient Neolithic hand axe. The edges around the periphery are quite sharp separating the two broad and slightly convex sides of this rather sizable piece for the variety. The specimen features an incredible consistent "gun metal" coloration over its entire surface and perfectly represents the violent fragmentation and torn metal associated with the iron impact in Siberia back in 1947. The fall was very widely witnessed and resulted in a number of quality "shrapnel" specimens of which this is surely one.
Overall Measurements: 5.78 x 3.11 x 1.65 inches (14.68 x 7.90 x 4.20 cm), weighs 1,143 grams
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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