Sikhote Alin Meteorites from Russia
This group of meteorites fell Feb. 12, 1947 at 31,000 mph and was one of the most spectacular falls in recorded history - the fireball it created was brighter than the sun. At an altitude of 3.5 miles, it broke up, creating a spectacular strewn field a half a mile long. The fragments were created so violently, they're called "meteorite shrapnel".
One crater pit was 85' across x 20' deep, the total meteorite weight was just under 1000 tons.
The largest meteorite fragment is 1745 kilograms and is on display in Moscow.
Location: 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 West.
Structural class: Coarsest octahedrite, Ogg, Widmanstatten bandwidth 9 +/-5 mm
Chemical class: Group IIB, 5.9% Ni, 0.42% Co, 0.46% P, about 0.28% S, 52 ppm Ga, 161 ppm Ge, 0.03 ppm Ir.
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