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Tunguska Event - Surviving Tree

Tunguska Event - Surviving Tree

The Tunguska Event is part of the First Edition collection. We are happy to offer it once again as a stand-alone specimen!

On June 30, 1908, the largest impact event in recorded history occurred over the skies of the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in Siberia. In an instant, a 12-megaton explosion leveled 80 million trees over an area of 830 square miles (2,150 sq km), and for nights after, the skies of Eurasia glowed with light.

This specimen is a section of wood from a surviving tree of the 1908 Tunguska Event. The material was collected by scientists from the University of Bologna, studying the suspected epicenter of the blast at Lake Cheko. We acquired this specimen directly from University of Bologna researchers during the making of the First Edition of the Mini Museum and it has been in our Collection ever since.

Two sizes of this specimen are available: a surviving tree fragment in an acrylic specimen jar and a large cross-section featuring the 1908 growth rings. The material is encased within a glass-topped riker display box. The box measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/2". Two information cards are also included, along with the official Mini Museum seal of authenticity. You can see the full info on this incredible item below.

Please Note: As you might expect, this material is exceptionally rare. Cross-section samples are almost impossible to find, and smaller samples are non-existent. Our own supply is limited to just two segments of wood, so this will be a very limited run specimen. The 1908 Cross Section will be even more exclusive as only 100 will be made.

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