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Sikhote-Alin Hybrid 18.35kg

$35,000.00

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  • Meteorite Type: Iron
  • Meteorite Weight: 18.35 kilograms
  • Approximate Measurements: 194 mm x 158 mm x 153 mm
  • Witnessed Fall: Yes
  • Additional Information: An absolute charmer — partially shattered Sikhote-Alin hybrid with features galore. This piece showcases exceptional character and very seldom seen original blue-hued fusion crust we’ve seen. Thumbprints adorn three faces. Plus a finger-sized natural hole!

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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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Weight 18350 g