Large, Exceptional Sikhote-Alin Meteorite with Regmaglypts

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Lot 71P
Large, Exceptional Sikhote-Alin Meteorite with Regmaglypts

Sold for US$ 17,575 inc. premium

Meteorites and Impact Memorabilia

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21 May 2020 ended at 13:00 PDT

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Large, Exceptional Sikhote-Alin Meteorite with Regmaglypts
Iron-Nickel
Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Siberia

It is quite rare to find such a large and aesthetically pleasing Sikhote-Alin specimen as this, weighing over seventeen pounds; the meteorite field has been well searched and only small specimens are currently found. This very large Sikhote-Alin specimen is larger than most that are exhibited in museums around the world. It also boasts highly coveted regmaglypts, the thumbprints which formed due to ablation of troilite as the meteorite melted in intense heat during its descent through Earth's atmosphere. Sikhote-Alin broke up twice during its fall to Earth with only the higher breakup creating the meteorites with regmaglypts; the lower breakup produced the shrapnel type meteorites. Sikhote-Alin iron-nickel meteorites are the best preserved of all known iron-nickel meteorites. Here is an opportunity to acquire an exceptional specimen from a famous meteorite fall. Weighing approximately 17.0 pounds (8 kilos) and measuring 10 x 5 x 3in
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