- Meteorite Type: Sikhote-Alin
- Jewelry Type: Earrings wrapped in silver wire
- Approximate Measurements: 38 mm
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The Sikhote-Alin shower of 1947 took place in a remote area of eastern Russia and was the largest single meteoric event documented in modern times. It is an extremely rare witnessed fall iron. These meteorite specimens acquired their unique surface characteristic during flight through our own atmosphere. They are known as a shrapnel specimen; a fragment which exploded during flight, due to atmospheric pressure or collision with another meteorite.