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    Sikhote-Alin Meteorite
    Iron, Coarse Octahedrite - IIAB
    Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia (46°09'36"N, 134° 39'12"E)
    Witnessed Fall: 12 February 1947 10:30 am local time

    The Sikhote-Alin fall in Russia was the largest meteorite event in recorded history producing some 100 impact craters in Siberia. The Meteorite occurs as "shrapnel" fragments and individual specimens such as this superlative example, which are more desirable for collectors. This high quality and sizable 9 pounds (4 kg) specimen with ablation features is extremely rare. Sikhote-Alin is an extremely stable Iron and is considered in the top 1% of all recovered pieces. This incredibly aesthetic and complex specimen has a gorgeous bronze patina mixed within its rich, metallic grayish-brown hue and features remnant fusion crust. The exceptional piece originated from an old European collection and now resides in the private collection of Meteorite specialist and hit Discovery Channel series "Meteorite Men" star Geoff Notkin.
    Overall Measurements: 7.48 x 3.54 x 2.95 inches (19.00 x 9.00 x 7.50 cm), weighs 9.08 lbs (4.11 kg.)

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


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    April, 2017
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
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