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M0055 Iron-Nickel Meteorite Sikhote-Alin (SOLD)

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M0055 Iron-Nickel Meteorite Sikhote-Alin
Coarsest Octahedrite

M0055 Iron-Nickel Meteorite Sikhote-Alin (SOLD)

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This iron-nickel meteorite is a part of the historic Sikhote-Alin fall, near Novopokrovka, Siberia, Russia. This meteorite fall was witnessed by many on February 12, 1947. A painter who witnessed the fall recorded his impressions of the bolide. His painting was later made into a Russian commemorative postage stamp. This meteorite is a shrapnel fragment of the main meteorite body and as such, it does not have a fusion crust. This fragment weighs 157 grams. The Sikhote Alin meteorites are coarsest octahedrites. The specimen measures approximately 2.75 inches in its longest dimension.