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SIKHOTE-ALIN Meteorite Pendant - Meteorite Jewelry - Sterling Silver

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  • $ 110.00


On Offer: Sikhote-Alin Meteorite Beautiful Pendant set in Sterling Silver

Dimensions of the pendant not including bail: Approximately 28mm x 16.2mm x 7.6mm 

Dimensions of the pendant including bail: Approximately 34.8mm x 16.2mm x 7.6mm

Official Name: Sikhote-Alin

Type: Iron, IIAB

Fall date‎: ‎1947

Location: Russia

What you get: A Sikhote-Alin meteorite set in sterling silver pendant as shown with signed Certificate of Authenticity.

I offer a 100% no questions asked 30 day return policy. 


Basic information Name: Sikhote-Alin
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1947
Country: Russia
Mass:help 23 t
NHM Catalogue:   (2000)   IIAB
(2006)   IIB
Recommended:   Iron, IIAB    

This is 1 of 140 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.  
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites


From Wikipedia:

"At around 10:30 on 12 February 1947, eyewitnesses in the Sikhote-Alin MountainsPrimorye, 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[3] 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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