2.7" 148g Nickel-Iron Shrapnel METEORITE Sikhote Alin 1947 Russia for sale

Product Code: EB0417METR4
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Location Sikhote-Alin Mountains, 270 miles northeast of Vladivostok, Maritime Province, Russia
Size 2.7" x 1.8" x 1.0"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

This is a fascinating piece of the Sikhote Alin meteorite, which exploded over Siberia in 1947, spreading chunks and shards of molten nickel-iron over a wide area. This piece is a large piece of shrapnel, bent and twisted by the force of the explosion, and its metallic black surface shows the way the air flowed over the molten metal as it was cooling. This is a very fine large specimen from this celebrated meteorite, in a size and quality that is very special.