Sikhote-Alin Iron meteorite - 9.6 g

Description
Sikhote-Alin Iron meteorite - 9.6 g
Shikote Alin, Russia

Shikote Alin, beautiful shape. Visible flow line.

At around 10:30 on February 12th, 1947, eyewitnesses in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, in the USSR, observed a large bolide brighter than the sun that came out of the north and descended at an angle of about 41 degrees. As the meteor, traveling at a speed of about 14 km/s (8.7 mi/s), entered the atmosphere, it began to break apart. At an altitude of about 5.6 km, the largest mass apparently broke up in a violent explosion called an air burst. The bright flash and the deafening sound of the fall were observed for 300 kilometres around the point of impact. A smoke trail, estimated at 32 km long, remained in the sky for several hours.

Lot details
Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
Sikhote-Alin
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
Iron meteorite
Supplement
Nice shape
Weight
9.6 g
Origin (Region/ City)
Shikote Alin
Origin (Country)
Russia
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