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Bid History: 2   |   Current bid: £2
NATURAL HISTORY - SIKHOTE ALIN METEORITE
FELL 12TH FEBRUARY 1947 A.D.
1 1/8 in. (13 grams, 29 mm).

An entire piece of the the Sikhote-Alin meteorite, showing the characteristic outer surface; held in a white card collector's tray. [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
From the Sikhote-Alin Mountains.
Ex Lincolnshire, UK, collection.

LITERATURE:
See The Meteoritical Society for discussion of this fall.

FOOTNOTES:
Classified as an iron meteorite belonging to the chemical group IIAB and with a coarse octahedrite structure. The Sikhote-Alin meteorite fell during daylight at 10:38 am. local time on 12th February, 1947. Witnesses reported a fireball that was brighter than the sun. It came from about 15 degrees east of north and descended at an angle of 41 degrees. It left a trail of smoke and dust 20 miles long which lingered for several hours. Light and sound of the fall were observed for two hundred miles around the point of impact.

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