SIKHOTE-ALIN Meteorite Pendant - Meteorite Jewelry - Sterling Silver
On Offer: Sikhote-Alin Meteorite Beautiful Pendant set in Sterling Silver
Official Name: Sikhote-Alin
Type: Iron, IIAB
Fall date: 1947
What you get: A Sikhote-Alin meteorite set in sterling silver pendant as shown with signed Certificate of Authenticity.
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Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1947
Mass: 23 t
This is 1 of 140 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.
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"At around 10:30 on 12 February 1947, eyewitnesses in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Primorye, Soviet Union, observed a large bolide brighter than the sun that came out of the north and descended at an angle of about 41 degrees. The bright flash and the deafening sound of the fall were observed for 300 kilometres (190 mi) around the point of impact not far from Luchegorsk and approximately 440 km (270 mi) northeast of Vladivostok. A smoke trail, estimated at 32 km (20 mi) long, remained in the sky for several hours.
As the meteor, traveling at a speed of about 14 km/s (8.7 mi/s), entered the atmosphere, it began to break apart, and the fragments fell together. At an altitude of about 5.6 km (3.5 mi), the largest mass apparently broke up in a violent explosion called an air burst.
On November 20, 1957 the Soviet Union issued a stamp for the 10th anniversary of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite shower. It reproduces a painting by P. I. Medvedev, a Soviet artist who witnessed the fall: he was sitting in his window starting a sketch when the fireball appeared, so he immediately began drawing what he saw."
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