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    Gibeon Meteorite Slice
    Iron, IVA
    Great Nama Land, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)
    Found: 1836


    This hearty slice, shaped loosely like the continent of Australia, offers unique duality as the primary side is etched revealing an intricate Widmanstätten pattern, while the reverse side is smooth and attractive, but it is effectively striated rather than etched although there is some rudimentary pattern there. Given the primary face, thickness of the slab, shape of the piece and quality of the material, this is an excellent representation of a Gibeon Meteorite that has been cut, polished, and etched to reveal its inner secrets. From the Machovic Collection of Meteorites, this specimen comes presented on a custom metal mount.
    Overall Measurements: 8.27 x 4.33 x 0.20 inches (21.00 x 11.00 x 0.52 cm), weighs 634 grams

    Provenance: The Property from an East Coast Collection

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    28th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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