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MISSING: 9.04 kilogram Sikhote-Alin shrapnel individual   More Info

Cape York   contributed by Hanno Strufe, IMCA 4267   MetBul Link

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  Iron, IIIAB

TKW 58.2 metric tons. Fall not observed. Found 1818 in Greenland.

Fell about 10,000 years ago. It first became known to the scientific community in 1818 but the first large piece - the 31 MT Ahnighito (the Tent) - was not located until 1894. Robert E. Peary, the famous American Navy Arctic explorer, led the expedition and enlisted the help of a local Inuit guide. Seven other large pieces have been found since.


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one of my first meteorite, I love it
 1/4/2018 5:27:09 PM
one of my first meteorite, I love it
Holger Pedersen
 1/1/2018 11:11:03 PM
This is the 49 kg Thule-fragment found in 1955. Pictures from the discovery day were published in the book "Road map to the Indian's Treasure", 2012.
Anne Black
 12/26/2017 12:24:57 PM
Great rock! I wonder why it was called the Tent. I don't see the resemblance.
John Hope
 12/26/2017 12:04:21 AM
Imagine this in your own collection Hanno, thanks for the great picture.

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