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: 338 x 27 x 19 mm
Weight: 51.3 grams