Skip to main content
Go to accessibility options

    Description

    Sikhote-Alin Meteorite "Shrapnel"
    Iron, IIAB
    Primorskiy kray, Russia - (46° 9' 36"N, 134° 39' 12"E)
    Witnessed Fall: 12 February 1947 10:30 am local time
    1.73 x 1.54 x 0.46 inches (4.39 x 3.90 x 1.18 cm)

    Sikhote-Alin "shrapnel" pieces present as masses of torn metal the result of violent fragmentation when the famous bolide exploded over Siberia, Russia in 1947. This example, weighing a respectable 45 grams, is a classic representation with a highly textural surface, a lot of craters, and even minor spots of rusting.


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




    Condition Report*: Condition report available upon request.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2020
    11th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 905

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Jun 11, 2020 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item