Sikhote-Alin Meteorite

Sikhote-Alin Meteorite

Sikhote-Alin Meteorite An iron meteorite fell on the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, in southeastern Russia, on 12th February 1947, at 10.38am . Large iron meteorite falls had been witnessed previously and fragments recovered, however, a fall of this magnitude had not been observed previously. An estimated 70 tonnes (metric tons) of material survived the fiery passage through the atmosphere and reached the Earth. There were 120 craters, and 8,500 specimens have been collected, the largest weighing 1,745kg This is a stone of endurance, it has a textured surface, raw, shiny and quite beautiful

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