DescriptionGibeon Iron Meteorite
Iron, fine octahedrite - IVA
Great Nama Land, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)
One of the great things about Gibeon meteorites is the wonderful "scoops" they acquire over time, as a result of slow desert weathering and oxidation. This complete individual has incredible surface aesthetics with one side showing mostly small and shallow "thumbprints" and a killer patina. And on the other side?? On the other side is a much less metallic looking patina and huge "scoops" big enough to house a tennis ball or a double handful of "M&M's." (Nothing salted: Salt's hard on meteorites). It is from the ROA Collection with an ROA accession number - "702" on one side.
Overall Measurements: 6.5 x 5.9 x 4.1 inches (16.5 x 15.0 x 10.5 cm), weighs 6.0683 kg (13 lbs. 37 oz.)
Offered at no reserve.
Provenance: The Rainbow of Africa Collection
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