- Meteorite Type: Iron, IIAB
- Weight: 48.2 grams
- Approximate Dimensions: 45 mm x 24 mm x 15 mm
- Witnessed Fall: Yes, Russia 1947
- Additional Information: Angular shrapnel fragment
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These resulting angular fragments starkly illuminate the catastrophic forces inflicted upon incoming meteorites: melted, torn, and blasted, they so resembled the remnants of wartime bombing that they were named shrapnel. Nearly all recovered Sikhote-Alin specimens were cleaned by the finders. Some were wire-brushed, others were tumbled. Unfortunately sometimes in the cleaning process finer surface details were lost forever.