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    Gibeon Crystal
    Iron, fine octahedrite - IVA
    Great Nama Land, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)

    Such a small thing, this piece of a Gibeon meteorite, but it illustrates the internal structure of a Nickel-Iron Octahedrite in a tangible way that is rarely seen. At 5/8ths of an ounce, its claim to fame isn't its size, but the fact that it is one of the few visibly complete crystals of an octahedrite known. It has a rusty, oxide alteration patina with no visible enhancements or treatments.
    Overall Measurements: 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches (2.5 x 1.4 x 1.2 cm), weighs 18 gm (0.63 oz.)
    Offered at no reserve.
    Provenance: The Rainbow of Africa Collection


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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