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    GIBEON METEORITE SPHERE - CRYSTALLINE STRUCTURE OF AN IRON METEORITE DRAMATIZED IN THREE DIMENSIONS
    Iron, fine octahedrite
    Great Nama Land, Namibia

    Offered here is a sphere of another sort: a true crystal ball from outer space. When revealed in three-dimensions, the crystalline structure of an iron meteorite is mesmerizing. The crystalline pattern seen here is specific to Gibeon meteorites and requires a cooling curve of more than a million years, a circumstance which can only occur in the vacuum of outer space - thus providing a fail-proof test of extraterrestrial origin. A far larger chunk of a Gibeon meteorite is required to create a sphere of this size. This superior example vividly showcases Gibeon's otherworldly latticework in three-dimensions. 59 mm (2.3 inches) in diameter; 1016 grams (2.25 pounds).


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    17th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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