- Iron Meteorite Sikhote Alin - Weight: ca. 5-10 g - Location: Russia - Fall: 1947 - Age approx. 4.5 billion years - Origin: Asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter - Material Definition: Oktaedrtit (IIAB)
Tens of thousands of fragments lost in the eternal ice
In winter, on February 12th 1947, an inconceivable event occurred on the Siberian Pacific coast: at 10:38 am local time, a huge fireball raced across the sky. Shortly before it reached the earth's surface, it broke up 25 miles away from Novopoltavka. It landed the 100-ton iron meteorite with traces, in a square kilometer size. The impact landed tens of thousands of fragments in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in Eastern Siberia.
Scope of delivery
- Meteorite rock - Certificate of authenticity - Meteorite science - Collector's box and wooden box