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    GIBEON - COMPLETE SLICE OF AN IRON METEORITE
    Iron, fine octahedrite
    Gibeon, Great Nama Land, Namibia

    Similar to the previous two lots, the gleaming etched surface of this complete slice showcases Gibeon's fine crystalline structure-a pattern that can only derive from unearthly origins and is diagnostic in the identification of an iron meteorite (see Meteorite Introduction for complete explanation). This specimen also contains Neumann bands, the result of a violent impact and consequent shocking of material in space. It should be noted that the majority of Gibeon iron meteorites are not aesthetic objects, but rather, are prosaic lumps of nickel-iron, less attractive as a whole, yet perfect for subdivision into a presentation like the current example. Displaying the captivating, radiant beauty of an iron meteorite's internal structure and possessing a complete rim of external crust, this outstanding slice measures 219 x 114 x 5 mm (8.5 x 4.5 x 0.2 inches) and weighs 561 grams (1.25 pounds).


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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