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SIKHOTE ALIN Meteorite (Russia, 1947) SCULPTURAL. From Moscow Museum. XXL. - 10.2 kg

On 12th February 1947, an asteroid of iron nature went through the Earth's atmosphere, causing the largest meteorite shower in the last few decades. Sikhote-Alin meteorites are considered the ‘Iron Maiden’, since they are usually pieces of great beauty, full of regmaglypts or flow lines.

Indentations on the meteorites from this meteorite fall tend to be very beautiful, and they look like the marks that fingers would have left on a block of clay when pressing it. On the other hand, the flow lines are a kind of fine metal ‘threads’ visible on some areas as a result of the metal that melts when the meteorite enters through the atmosphere of our planet.

A person who witnessed this fall was the Soviet painter artist P. I. Medvedev, who was sitting at his window starting a sketch when a fire ball appeared, so he immediately began to draw what he saw. His painting has been used in stamps commemorating the fall of the famous Sikhote-Alin meteorite.

In this lot we offer a beautiful specimen with the best characteristics that a Sikhote Alin may have, with an extraordinary size, to add to your collection this wonder of the universe. It comes from the Moscow Museum, and we offer the information sheet of this museum.

All our meteorites come with an IMCA (International Meteorite Collectors Association) certificate, so we guarantee for life the authenticity of all our meteorites. Buy with guarantees.

Regards and best wishes.


Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite SIKHOTE ALIN Meteorite (Russia, 1947)
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite SCULPTURAL. From Moscow Museum. XXL.
Weight 10.2 kg
Origin (Region/ City) Sikhote Alin
Origin (Country) Russia
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