Sikhote-Alin - 83g Individual with Melted Surface Formations.
specimen from the famous Sikhote-Alin fall displays a fairly
unique feature. It is not particularly unusual in its shape, but rather the formations on the
surface. On close examination it looks as if the metal had
started to swirl or eddy and overlap. The most obvious is on the
right side of the individual but there is also a similar smaller zone at the top
left. It is possible that the meteorite started to orient itself
late in flight causing the forces which developed the swirled
pattern. This is evident in the initial formations of a of a lip
and flow lines along the sides which would indicate that this
photo depicts the trailing side. The folding/swirling tends to
have frozen in motion while moving towards the cavity at
specimen is part of the Meteorites Australia
Sikhote-Alin (IIB) - 83g Individual with melted surface
Close-up of the melted surface formations.
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