posted on Oct, 17 2013 @ 12:02 AM
That is a huge fragment, and certainly explains the hole in the ice. Worth big bucks as well, but will probably wind up in a museum.
I know that there were some very large pieces of Sikhote Alin recovered, but do not know if any were this huge. Gonna check, but I think you are
probably correct that this is the largest piece of a witnessed fall every found, at least in recorded history.
Addendum: Various web sites on Sikhote say the biggest recovered piece weighed 1.75 tons, which would make it 3 times larger than this piece (in
weight, since Sikhote is an Iron). Since this frag of Chelyabinsk is a stone, it is probably physically larger.
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