Sikhote-Alin, a nickel iron meteorite
Sikhote-Alin, a nickel iron meteorite

Sikhote-Alin, a nickel iron meteorite

EUR 14,95

Pieces of the famous Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite. Formed by the meteorite impact of 1947.

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Sikhote-Alin Nickel iron meteorite from Russia.

Meteorite impact

The Sikhote-Alin meteorite fell during daylight at 10:38 am local time on February 12, 1947 in Russia. Eyewitnesses reported a fireball brighter than the sun. The meteorite left a trail of smoke and dust up to 20 miles long that remained visible for several hours.

Explosion with many debris

The speed of the meteorite is estimated at 14.5 kilometers per second or 52,200 kilometers per hour. At about 5.5 kilometers altitude, the meteorite exploded with an enormous explosion and scattered debris in the surrounding area. The impact of the Sikhote - Alin meteorite is one of the most spectacular in the recorded history of mankind.


The Sikhote-Alin meteorite is classified in Group IIB, with 5.9% Ni, 0.42% Co, 0.46% P, approximately 0.28% S, 52 ppm Ga, 161 ppm Ge, 0.03 ppm Ir. The remaining part of the meteorite consists of iron.

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Article code SA9
EAN 8784765455788
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