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Chelyabinsk 16.7g

$417.00

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  • Meteorite Type: Stone (LL5)
  • Weight: 16.7 grams
  • Approximate Measurements: 34 mm x 22 mm 14 mm   
  • Witnessed Fall: Yes
  • Additional Information: Fragmented stone with secondary fusion crust on the broken face. Clearly telling the story of this piece and it’s violent collision with another object, while entering our atmosphere. 

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Description

Every meteorite enthusiast will forever remember the astonishing news of the truly massive fireball and explosions over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February of 2013. It was easily the largest meteoritic event since the Sikhote-Alin fall of 1947. Many of these pieces show impact melt features and a dark grey to nearly black interior. This superbolide was traveling at an astonishing speed of 42,900 mph and generated light brighter than sun. The shock wave from the fireball caused damage to over 7,000 buildings spreading across six cities.

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Weight 16.7 g

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