Genuine Sikhote-Alin Meteorite from Russia in Glass Display Box
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Genuine Sikhote-Alin Meteorite fragment from Primorsky Krai, Russia. This authentic specimen comes in a labeled glass display box with color image and a brief written description. These make amazing gifts as they come perfectly displayed and labeled.
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
8 x 6.5 x .75 inches