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Lot 13: ORIENTED SIKHOTE-ALIN METEORITE, Iron, coarsest octahedrite – IIAB Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia

The parabolic curvature of orientation is seen in the protuberant face of this rare example, as is an ablation corona where molten material was shed off this meteorite’s surface during its plunge to Earth. Naturally sculpted by frictional heating, the surface is lightly textured with one pronounced furrow and is covered in a variegated gunmetal patina. From the most terrifying meteorite shower... read more
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07 Feb 15:00 - 14 Feb 15:12
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