Sikhote-alin meteorite Shrapnel 427,4gr

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Sikhote-alin meteorite Shrapnel

Two different types of Sikhote-alin meteorites are available to the collector.

The first type is torn, twisted, sharp edged pieces and are commonly referred to as shrapnel, since they are like twisted bomb fragments.
The second, and more desirable type, are the strikingly beautiful regmaglypted individuals.

T is the first type is torn, twisted, sharp edged pieces and are commonly referred to as shrapnel 427,4 gr. ( 4 pieces: 146gr;162gr;47gr;72grgr.)

Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite — a natural cosmic sculpture, with free collectible card!

pDescrition : Iron meteorite from the Sikhote-Alin crater field
Weight: 427,4grams
Date and location of fall: Feb. 12, 1947 . Maritime Provinces , Russia
Notes: Angular shrapnel specimen with intriguing surface features

The Sikhote-Alin meteorite fall, during the winter of 1947, was the largest recorded meteorite impact on earth in modern times. The daytime fireball and subsequent crater-forming event were witnessed by rural farmers in a remote part of eastern Siberia , near the Sikhote-Alin mountains — the range which gives this highly collectible meteorite its name. The Russian Academy of Sciences investigated the fall zone during a series of expeditions in the late 1940s, and 92 separate meteorite craters
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