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Lot 15: SIKHOTE ALIN — FROM THE LARGEST METEORITE SHOWER IN HUMAN HISTORY, Iron, coarsest octahedrite – IIAB Maritime Territory, Siberia, Russia

In marked counterpoint to lots 11, 13 and 14, this specimen is testament to the explosive force unleashed by the low-altitude explosion of the Sikhote-Alin main mass that sheared apart. The archetypal jagged surface, twisting folds and deep striations are much in evidence. This meteorite’s lustrous gunmetal surface is burnished with charcoal patina accents. This is a compelling example of an... read more
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07 Feb 15:00 - 14 Feb 15:17
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