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Large Sikhote-Alin Specimen- 726 Grams


Iron Octahedrite
726 grams
A shower of fireballs fell in the Sikhote-Alin mountains of the USSR February 12, 1947. Total weight recovered is over 2300 kg. This was the largest fall in recent history. When the main mass exploded it blasted fragments in every direction. Pieces were found embedded in nearby trees.