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Sikhote-Alin Meteorite Group

Lot 3399
Fell 1947. A group of eleven complete pieces of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite, showing the characteristic outer surface. See Meteoritical Bulletin and database, classified as an iron meteorite belonging to the chemical group IIAB and with a coarse octahedrite structure. 142 grams total, 16-48mm (1/2 - 2"). From the family collection of a London gentleman; acquired on the European meteorite market. 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 out of the north, 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. [11, No Reserve]

Condition

Fine condition.

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Sikhote-Alin Meteorite Group

Estimate £120 - £170Nov 28, 2018