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    Description

    Sikhote-Alin Meterorite
    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
    3.03 x 2.91 x 0.86 0.86 inches (7.70 x 7.40 x 2.18 cm)


    This is simply a "wow" specimen. While technically just a piece of Sikhote-Alin shrapnel, it is so much more than a run of the mill example. The hugely aesthetic space rock has "explosive" character as an array of twisting curves describe the piece of torn metal and obvious violent meteoric fragmentation. This one is spectacular, with two distinct faces, weighing a stout 163 grams. This is the ideal example.

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




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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2017
    23rd Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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