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Sikhote-Alin 530.4g

$2,200.00

  • Meteorite Type: Iron, IIAB
  • Weight: 530.4 grams
  • Approximate Measurements: 108 mm x 58 mm x 41 mm
  • Witnessed Fall: Yes
  • Additional Information: Individual broken on the crystal plane. Very unusual specimen — you can clearly see the lamellae in the break. Marvelous!

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The Sikhote-Alin shower of 1947 took place in a remote area of eastern Russia and was the largest single meteoric event documented in modern times. It is an extremely rare witnessed fall iron, and many individuals display the classic characteristics of meteorites: regmaglypts, orientation, rollover lips, and even impact pits from in-flight collisions with other meteorites! Sikhote-Alin is an extremely stable meteorite. Once relatively available in the marketplace, intensive hunting at the fall site has resulted in the area being completely hunted out, and no new specimens now make it into collectors’ hands.

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Additional information

Weight 530.4 g