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    GIBEON - AESTHETIC METEORITE ON A PEDESTAL
    Iron, fine octahedrite
    Gibeon, Great Nama Land, Namibia
    The process of how this next Gibeon acquired its shape perplexes, except terrestrialization (weathering on the Earth's surface over the millennia) played a role. The smooth, spherical hollow evidences where water pooled and slowly oxidized the iron mass. While the formation of the flange cannot be explained with such certainty, it provides a sense of balance to the smooth concavity and broad face below. This surprisingly heavy meteorite is accompanied by a custom-molded pedestal and Macovich Collection provenance. 158 x 113 x 119 mm (6.25 x 4.5 x 4.75 inches) and 4061 grams (9 pounds).


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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