Complete piece of great beauty, for its multiple lines and shapes
Sikhote-Alin fell on Earth on the morning of February 12, 1947 with an approximate mass of 200 tons, a diameter of 4 meters and a speed of 50,000 km/h
A metal meteorite is composed mainly of iron and nickel.
Actually, it's a piece of the nucleus of an asteroid. In the process of differentiation, when the asteroid is a ball of magma, during its formation, iron and nickel are deposited in the centre of the asteroid, as they are the heaviest elements. After cooling, the metal core of the asteroid is formed. Through catastrophic collisions, the asteroid and its core break and those fragments remain in space until some piece falls on our planet. They are estimated to account for 5.7% of falls.
At Expometeoritos, we take care of the dissemination, talks, workshops, analysis, classification and exhibitions of Meteorites.
We are members of:
.- IMCA (International Meteorites Collectors Association) #8187
.- Meteoritical Society
.- American Meteor Society
All our pieces are certified and we also deliver the analysis of the chemical composition if the value of the piece exceeds € 300, carried out in our facilities by X-ray Spectrography.
- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Météorite métallique, qualité MUSEUM
- Type d'octaédrite IIAB
- 42 g
- Origine (pays)