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    Gebel Kamil - Aerodynamic Meteorite Flange Discovered using Google Earth
    Iron (ungrouped)
    East Uweinat Desert, Egypt

    This is a quintessential Gebel Kamil meteorite. In 2008, during a canvassing of the Egyptian deserts through the use of imagery from Google Earth, an unusual crater aroused great interest among scientists. In 2009, an Italian-Egyptian geophysical team went to the site and discovered that not only was this indeed an impact crater-but they discovered meteorites as well. The age of the crater was determined to be approximately 5,000 years old. Named after the locality by a panel of scientists, Gebel Kamil has an unusual crystalline structure, something which should not be seen in this aesthetic, aerodynamic example as it should never be cut. The shorn shape of this meteorite evidences it having been ripped apart from its parent mass during a low altitude explosion. Also in evidence is the characteristic stippling seen on other Gebel Kamil specimens. As Gebel Kamil is an unusual meteorite geochemically, it has received a sought-after "ungrouped" imprimatur in scientific literature. Thousands of fragments have since been recovered, and this premium example is accompanied by a custom armature.
    Overall Measurements: 5.9 x 3.1 x 2.2 inches (15.1 x 8.0 x 5.5 cm), weighs 1.693 kg (3 lbs., 73 oz.)


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    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
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