Sikhote-alin Meteorite with Regmaglypts
Lot 1095
Sikhote-Alin Meteorite with Regmaglypts
Sold for US$ 3,050 inc. premium
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Natural History Los Angeles
12 Dec 2010 10:00 PST

Auction 18406
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Sikhote-Alin Meteorite with Regmaglypts
Iron, Coarse Octahedrite

This large meteorite represents the rarer of the two types of Sikhote-alin meteorites, possessing regmaglypts, the small crater-like impressions that form by ablation of troilite, when the meteorite was streaking through the sky at high temperatures. The large body broke up twice during its fall to Earth, with only the higher breakup creating the meteorites with the regmaglypts. This sculpturally shaped meteorite boasts regmaglypts in a variety of sizes and an interesting ragged edge. Having fallen on February 12, 1947 in Siberia, Sikhote-Alin iron-nickel meteorites are the best preserved of all known iron-nickel meteorites. It is quite unusual to find such a large, aesthetic specimen in the well-searched meteorite field. Offered on a Lucite display stand.
Measures 5 x 2.8 x 2in, Weighs 1628grams (over 3.5lbs)
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