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Sikhote Alin   contributed by Andreas Koppelt, IMCA 6161   MetBul Link


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Photos by Andreas Koppelt.   Copyright (c) Andreas Koppelt.
1,536 grams.   Iron, IIAB

TKW 23 MT. Observed fall February 12, 1947.

Andreas writes:
Photo 1 shows characteristics of an individual. 3 big regmaglypts with a diameter up to 45mm that indicate an early formation of this plane during its flight through atmosphere. On the regmaglypted side even some little impact craters seem to be present.

Other sides are sharp and disrupted like a shrapnel (pictures No. 2-4). If you take a closer look, you can even see cracks along the crystal pattern (picture 3).

Another side keeps the dynamics of the impact on its surface: distinct shear planes run in two different directions (picture 4).
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Photo 4

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Lucian Cojocaru
 8/5/2016 11:39:00 AM
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MexicoDoug
 8/4/2016 10:50:03 AM
Classic beautiful shrapnel appears to be the natural found state --- congratulations on a really great piece!
Bernd Pauli
 8/4/2016 8:57:08 AM
Very interesting features. Thanks for sharing with us!
 

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