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  • Sikhote-Alin Meteorite from Russia - Astro Gallery

Sikhote-Alin Meteorite from Russia

An iron meteorite fell on the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, in southeastern Russia, in 1947. Though large iron meteorite falls had been witnessed previously and fragments recovered, never before in recorded history had a fall of this magnitude been observed. An estimated 70 tonnes (metric tons) of material survived the fiery passage through the atmosphere and reached the Earth.

Class: Iron, Coarsest octahedrite (IIB)
From: Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Eastern Siberia, Russia
Size: 2.25 x 1.3 x 1 inches
Weight: 102.8 grams

$ 822.40

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