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Lot 0123
Two pieces of the the Sikhote-Alin meteorite, silver mounted as a pendant and as a ladies ring respectively; supplied with signed and numbered trade cards. Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Primorye, 12th February 1947. Classified as an iron meteorite belonging to the chemical group IIAB and with a coarse octahedrite structure. See Meteoritical Bulletin and database. The Sikhote-Alin meteorite fell during daylight at 10:38 am. local time on 12th February, 1947. Witnesses reported a fireball that was brighter than the sun. It came from about 15 degrees east of north and descended at an angle of 41 degrees. It left a trail of smoke and dust 20 miles long which lingered for several hours. Light and sound of the fall were observed for two hundred miles around the point of impact. Pendant: 11.57 grams, 42 mm; ring: 6.63 grams, 26 mm (excluding display boxes"). (1-1 1/2 "). [2, No Reserve]

Condition

Very fine condition.

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Geological Sikhote Alin Meteorite Mounted Pieces Group

Estimate £100 - £150Jul 07, 2012