Meteorite Sikhote-Alin - Individuale - 26×13×13 mm - 15.44 g

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Meteorite Sikhote-Alin - Individuale - 26×13×13 mm - 15.44 g
Russia

On 12th of February 1947 around 10:38 local time an incredible spectacle took place in the East of Siberia: A large iron meteorite entered the earthly atmosphere and was slowed down more or less by 50.000 km/h It burst during the flight through the atmosphere and broke in 4 large break phases The event was accompanied by deafening thunder Thousands of massive iron pieces - the largest with a weight of more than 1.7 tons rained down on an elliptical scattering field of approx. 1.6 square kilometres

Luckily the field was not inhabited However, there are numerous eyewitness reports from distant villages in the surrounding This meteorite shower is probably one of the most researched meteorite falls in history

So far, according to official data in the context of several exhibitions in the area around 23 tons of this material have been recovered, the total find mass is an estimated 50 tons In the meantime the find spot has been searched widely, so not a lot more material is found The retrieved total weight is huge, but a massive 50 ton ball from nickel iron would have only a diameter of …

international meteorite collector association #3503

Dettagli lotto
Minerale principale/ Nome meteorite
Meteorite Sikhote-Alin -
Forma minerale/Tipi di meteorite
Individuale
Dimensioni
26×13×13 mm
Peso
15.44 g
Provenienza (paese)
Russia
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