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

    This most unusual slice of Gibeon meteorite - known for several reasons as the "King of the Irons" which is a well-deserved moniker - has a quite interesting shape. With a promontory coming off the main mass of the slice, this metallic free-form is most notable for the pronounced Widmanstätten pattern covering both sides of this finished example. The product of slow cooling over great expanses of time, the patterns are the result of the intergrowth of crystal structures of Taenite and Kamacite. Collectors both know and value Gibeon material for its inherent beauty as well as stability, which is excellent for an Iron meteorite.
    Overall Measurements: 8.66 x 9.65 x 0.20 inches (22.00 x 24.50 x 0.50 cm), weighs 1,145.9 grams

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


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    4th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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