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    Gibeon Meteorite End Piece
    Iron, fine octahedrite - IVA
    Great Nama Land, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)
    3.39 x 2.06 x 0.80 inches (8.62 x 5.24 x 2.03 cm) (160 grams)

    This smaller example of an end cut from the Gibeon Meteorite features the Widmanstätten pattern on the etched surface which boldly features the cross-hatched pattern associated with iron Meteorites. At 160 grams, this specimen is not very large but has enough substance of size and form for some major drama. The rough side is "dirty" with some expected rust-staining and an irregular surface. The piece is shaped in the abstract like a shoe with part of the ankle where a flattened tab grows up from the balance of the metallic visitor from Outer Space. This is a nice piece from a very famous Meteorite from Namibia.

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    26th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
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