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.

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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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