An iron meteorite fell on the Sikhote-Alin Mountains, in southeastern Russia, in 1947. Though large iron meteorite falls had been witnessed previously and fragments recovered, never before in recorded history had a fall of this magnitude been observed.
This piece of meteorite survived extreme heat, pressure and velocity upon entering Earth's atmosphere in 1947. It hit in Russia with such force that it could be heard 440km away. This piece is special as it has deep regmaglypts, which are the thumbprint like divots formed by ablation of material from the surface as the meteor passes through the atmosphere. This piece is a perfect gift for the dreamers, space enthusiasts, armchair philosophers, or those who want to feel young again.
Iron pyrite or fool’s gold as it is more commonly called, is a very beautiful example of the natural beauty that can be found on Earth. This shiny substance has long been mistaken by man for the even rarer treasure gold; this is where pyrite gets its nickname fool’s gold.
- Features a genuine meteorite
- This item includes an information card about the meteorite
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item
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