2.4 Gram Complete Chelyabinsk Meteorite with Sonic Boom Impacted Glass

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  • Item Category: Natural History
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 25, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

Fell February 15, 2013
Chelyabinskaya oblast, Russia

At 9:22 a.m. (local time) on February 15, 2013, a bright fireball was seen by numerous residents in parts of the Kurgan, Tyumen, Ekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk districts. Images of the fireball were captured by many video cameras, especially in Chelyabinsk. Residents of the Chelyabinsk district heard the sound of a large explosion. The impact wave destroyed many windows in Chelyabinsk and surrounding cities. Many people were wounded by glass fragments. A part of the roof and a wall of a zinc plant and a stadium in Chelyabinsk were also damaged. Numerous (thousands) stones fell as a shower around Pervomaiskoe, Deputatsky and Yemanzhelinka villages ~40 km S of Chelyabinsk.

I have recently returned from an expedition to Chelyabinsk and was lucky enough to obtain some fragments of broken glass from the garden shed of our driver Dennis.


Shipping is usually sent via US Postal Service and I am happy to combine shipping for multiple purchases. I am happy to hold sending orders and combine future auctions into one shipment if desired as long as payment occurs at each auction close.

I recommend insurance as I will not be held responsible for uninsured lost or damaged parcels. Cost of U.S. delivery insurance is 2% of the total
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