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Sikhote-Alin Meteorite Shrapnel - Complete Individual

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Sikhote-Alin Meteorite Shrapnel - Complete Individual
Iron-Nickel
Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Siberia

This interesting Sikhote-Alin iron-nickel meteorite is a wonderful example of a shrapnel-type specimen. The enormous explosion that took place on Feb. 10, 1947, high above the Sikhote-Alin Mountains of Siberia, tore the meteorite into thousands of smaller pieces and knocked people off their feet several miles away from the blast. The first explosion was high up in the atmosphere; meteorites from this initial explosion exhibit regmaglypts (thumbprints) due to melting. The secondary explosions occurred much closer to the ground and these meteorites show the ripping force of the explosion, which resulted in torn edges and jagged shapes. The present complete individual exhibits prominent signs of the explosive shearing force, making for fine display aesthetics. Weighing approximately 3610 grams and measuring 140 x 130 x 110mm
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POwned by a private individual

This lot is owned by a private individual. The right of return enjoyed by EU customers is not applicable.