Our new arrival: a new meteorite!

I was delighted to get a call from our front desk to say I had a parcel this morning. This was no ordinary parcel, it was a new meteorite!

meteorite1meteorite3S-A 2071AThe meteorite is part of the Sikhote-Alin fall and is from the Sikhote-Alin Mountains in Siberia, Russia. It is an iron meteorite that shows a really beautiful thumb-printed or regmaglypted texture.

We have purchased this meteorite as part of our preparations for  our new exhibition called ‘Siberia: stories from a mysterious land’ which will open in October 2014.

Thanks to Kate for helping me unpack it.


One Response

  1. Amazing to think 70 tonnes survived coming through the atmosphere and hit the ground. The thumb print texture is fascinating.

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