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!
The 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.