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Sikhote Alin
Fall date: 12 February 1947

Iron, IIAB


The front side is smooth with well-formed regmaglypts which show elongation in flight direction along the edge of the contour. The back side is much rougher with a sharp (roll-over) rim along its perimeter, and nicely shows the octahedral structure of this coarsest octahedrite. Although covered with regmaglypts, the lamellae at the backside were not smoothened out by ablation.

Furthermore the back side features a natural formed hole through one lamella, and a small baby Sikhote Alin attached in a cavity.

See also Special Topic:
Sikhote Alin's crust

Meteoritical Bulletin Entry: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/index.php?code=23593