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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

    Complete, individual specimens of the Sikhote-Alin Meteorite are universally appealing if for no other reason than they look like what a Meteorite should look like. The bolide which exploded over Siberia, Russia in 1947 was a widely-witnessed event and left us some phenomenal pieces including "shrapnel" in the extensive strewn field. Compared to other iron Meteorites, this coarse octahedrite is extremely stable. This fine individual has a dark, blackish color with a very twisted and crenelated surface over all of the exterior. This dense piece of outer space "lava" weighs 2.57 pounds (1.17 kg). The weighty specimen has numerous smaller regmaglypts ("thumbprints") over the entirety of the multi-faceted surface area. This hand-sized specimen has the classic look of a Sikhote-Alin and is literally as solid as a rock. The Lot sits by itself without need for a base or stand and can be oriented a number of ways to feature all sides.
    Overall Measurements: 3.94 x 3.73 x 2.98 inches (10.02 x 9.47 x 7.58 cm), weighs 1.17 kg (2.57 lbs.)

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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