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Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite in giftbox
Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite in giftbox €9,95

Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite in giftbox

€9,95
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Article number: VD13
EAN: 8784765012325
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Information

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

Bright Fireball

The Sikhote-Alin meteorite fell during daylight at 10:38 local time on February 12, 1947 in Russia. Eyewitnesses reported a fireball that was brighter than the sun. The meteorite left a trail of smoke and dust up to 32 kilometers long, which remained visible for several hours.

Explosion with a lot of debris

The speed of the meteorite is estimated at 14.5 kilometers per second or 52,200 kilometers per hour. About 5.5 km altitude the meteorite exploded with a huge blast and scattered debris in the surrounding area. The impact of the Sikhote - Alin meteorite is one of the most spectacular in the written history of mankind.

Classification

The Sikhote-Alin meteorite is classified as group IIB, 5.9% Ni, 0.42% Co, 0.46% P, about 0.28% S, 52 ppm Ga, 161 ppm Ge, 0:03 ppm ir. Wher the remaining part of the meteorite is from iron.

Size of the collection box

The collection box has a size of 5.8 x 3.8 centimeters and 1.6 centimeters thick. The inside is provided with a foam layer. You’ll always receive comparably content in the boxes.

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