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THE NOTKIN COLLECTION OF METEORITES
THE NOTKIN COLLECTION OF METEORITES
SIKHOTE-ALIN
Catalog number: NC-SA-33
Classification: IIAB Iron
Weight: 237.4 grams
Dimensions: 68 mm x 42 mm x 30 mm
Location: Siberia, Russia
Date of fall: February 12, 1947

Notes: At first glance, you may think this is just a piece of shrapnel, but look again. This is one of the most interesting meteorites in the entire collection, as it is part shrapnel and part individual. H.H. Nininger noted a correlation between regmaglypt size, and the size of the meteorite itself. Generally, the larger the mass, the larger the regmaglypts that cover it. We know that one or more very large masses broke up over the Sikhote-Alin mountains on February 12, 1947, forming the multiple pieces of shrapnel that rained down on the area. The large regmaglypts on the "front" of this specimen shows — beyond a shadow of a doubt — that one or more large individuals which had already acquired regmaglypts, exploded in the lower atmosphere, thereby forming shrapnel. We can therefore posit that this is an extremely rare exterior portion of one of the large shrapnel-forming masses. We call these pieces "missing links," and in seventeen years, this is only the third example I have seen. Rare, amazing, intriguing, and most definitely the best of both worlds.

Price: $950.00
Accompanied by hand made specimen ID card
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