On February 12, 1947, at 10:38 a.m. the second largest meteorite in the world (Tunguska meteorite was the first one) weighing about 100 tons fell down in taiga on the western outskirts of Sikhote Alin ridge. While flying through the atmosphere the meteorite broke into thousands of pieces, so real iron and nickel rain went down. In order to collect its fragments people were combing out thoroughly the territory of winter taiga. Naturally, they could not find all of them, but the scientists were satisfied to have 23 tons of fire-damaged iron fragments. The rest can be found even today.
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