Sikhote-Alin Meteorite - Regmaglypted Specimen (109.7 grams)


Meteorite Event: February 12, 1947, 10:38 a.m. local time in the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Maritime Province, Russia, about 270 miles northeast of Vladivostok. Latitude 46 degrees 9.6 minutes North, Longitude 134 degrees 39.2 minutes East. Hence the name Sikhote-Alin Meteorite.

  • Presents a ragged, twisted surface with regmaglypts ("Thumb-print" like indentations) and a ragged, twisted surface
  • Data from numerous investigations of the chemical composition of the nickel-iron, troilite, chromite, and schreibersite present in the Sikhote-Alin meteorite are presented. The greatest number of elements (about 50) are found in the nickel-iron (kamacite with traces of tenite and rabdite). The Ga, Ge, and Ni content of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite places it in the chemical group IIb.
  • Structural Class: Coarsest Octahedrite (IIB) Widmanstatten bandwidth 9 ±5 mm

- per the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System

Description:

  • Individual specimen
  • Weighs 109.7 grams (3.8 ounces)
  • Irregular in shape
  • 40.2 x 48.2 x 20.2 mm  (1.5 x 1.9 x 0.80 inches)

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