Find / Fall: Fall – February 12, 1947
Location: Primorskiy kray, Russia
Classification: Iron, Iron IIAB
Total Known Weight: 23 Metric Tons
When a very large meteorite hits the earth it can explode into thousands of smaller pieces. This happened with some of the largest masses of the Sikhote Alin fall of 1947 in Siberia. These pieces of torn and twisted nickel-iron metal were ripped apart by tremendous force when the comic body hit the Earth. They are called shrapnel fragments because they look very much like the twisted metal of a bomb explosion. But, these also preserve characteristics of their meteorite nature in the way they have cracked and torn. These are a must have for any complete collection of meteorites.