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2020 Haag Meteorite Catalog Page 9

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Sikhote Alin, Russia
Nickel-iron meteorite
Fall, Feb. 12, 1947. 10 kg.

This is the coarsest octahedrite and an unmistakable meteorite. It broke up late in entry and scattered jagged shrapnel from the stars over a  concentrated strewnfield. It detonated with such force that pieces were found stuck in trees.

Taza, Algeria
Plessitic iron meteorite. Find. 6.3 kg.

As found. This has a fantastic shape and surface features. One of my favorite irons.

Tucson Ring, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Ataxite. Find. 199 g.

This famous meteorite from just south of my home town is full of tiny enstatite crystals and was acquired in trade from the S. Lawrence Smith Collection at Harvard. (Thank you.)

Udei Station, Nigeria
Nickel-iron meteorite 
Fall, Feb. 12, 1927. 851 g.

This silicated iron is almost 9% nickel! There may be a second piece out there.

Gebel Kamil, Egypt.
Nickel-iron meteorite.
Fall, approx. 2,500 BCE. 6.9 kg.

This witnessed fall seems to coincide nicely with ancient Biblical accounts, and pieces were found in tombs of the pharaohs. Unbelievably, the
impact zone was recognized by an Italian team searching Google Earth and hundreds of potato chip shaped fragments were recovered later.

Henbury, Australia.
Nickel-iron meteorite
Find. 30 kg.

This is a ‘wow’ medium octahedrite, looking just as it was found in the 1930s within the craters. It has a long, interesting history and is super-special. In  trade from ASU.