Oriented Sikhote Alin
Iron 11AB, coarsest octahedrite
Maritime Territory, Russia
On February 12, 1947, approximately 270 miles northeast of Vladivostok, Russia, witnesses were amazed to view a meteorite coursing through Earth's atmosphere, its fragments scattering over an elliptical area of approximately half a square mile. Representing this rare cataclysmic event frozen in time, the present specimen is distinguished by rich gunmetal gray color and highly desirable orientation marks which show the movement of the melted mass as it blasted, super-heated, through the earth's atmosphere.
Measures 6 x 4.5 x 3.5in; weighs 3kg (6.61lbs)