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Sikhote-Alin (Russia) Meteorite (Iron Octahedrite)



0.53" (1.34 cm)  by 0.41" (1.06 cm) small meteorite fromSikhote-Alin, Russia. This meteor fell in 1946 and the fall was witnessed by many people. 

This is a Iron Octahedrite. Octahedrites are the most common structural class of iron meteorites. The structures occur because the meteoric iron has a certain nickel concentration that leads to the exsolution of kamacite out of taenite while cooling.