Gibeon Meteorite Slice. Iron, IVA. Great Nama Land, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E). Fou...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
GibeonGibeon Meteorite Slice
Great Nama Land, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)
Weighing nearly 5 kilograms (11 pounds), the most obvious attribute of this meteorite slice is the very large size. With a major curvature and sharp rugged edges, this circular example looks more like some medieval weapon than an etched specimen of the Gibeon Meteorite. The massive metallic disk is very thick and exhibits a brownish patina over the inner and outer edges. Both sides of this monstrous slab feature some inclusions of various size and form, with a couple larger expansive spots adding a bit of contrast to the otherwise silvery hue specimen. The "crisscross" pattern is dramatic all over the piece.
Overall Measurements: 13.31 x 11.81 x 0.34 inches (33.80 x 30.00 x 0.86 cm), weighs 4.86 kilograms (10.71 pounds)
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000.
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