17.9 grams. 28 x 22 x 13 mm. Iron, IIAB
TKW 23 MT. Observed fall 12 February 1947, Primorskiy kray, Russia
Oriented with Two Holes - Iron Mask Appearance
A remarkably oriented Sikhote Alin specimen that remained in stable position during atmospheric entry. The major characteristics unique to this process are flow lines, a flowing appearance of the metal itself on the leading edge, often with a well-defined roll-over rim. This piece has it all, plus TWO remarkable burn holes, a double feature almost never encountered. The position of the holes, coupled with the raised, elongated rim between, gives it the overall appearance of an iron mask. Stunning!