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Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite in gift box
Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite in gift box €9,95

Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite in gift box

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Article number: VD13
EAN: 8784765012325
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Information

The Sikhote-Alin meteorite in a nice collector's box. Optionally, you can order a certificate of authenticity with the box.

Bright fireball

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.

 

Classification

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.

 

Dimensions of the collection box

The collection box has a size of 5.8 x 3.8 centimeters and is 1.6 centimeters thick. The inside has a foam layer. You will always receive a box with similar content as in the photo.

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