Gibeon Meteorite Sphere
Great Nama Land, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)
Fine Gibeon Meteorite material was the source of this impressive
sphere, weighing 1.2 kilograms, and boasting a diameter of 2.5
inches (6.4 cm). Just slightly smaller than a baseball, this
amazing specimen showcases an intricate and circular Widmanstätten
pattern around the entirety of the metallic ball. An impressive
work of meteoric lapidary art, this has a great shape, superb
etching, and significant weight.
Overall Measurements: 2.58 inches (6.55 cm) in diameter, weighs
Provenance: The Property from an East Coast Collection
Phillips, New York, June 8, 1996 (lot 196)
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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