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

    The strewn field of the Gibeon Meteorite which fell in Namibia during prehistoric times is well known to collectors. Gibeon, named for a town in the southern Africa country where the material landed, is one of the most aesthetic and collectible of all Iron Meteorites. The classic example of a fine, octahedrite has a fabulous Widmanstätten pattern which is coveted for its complexity and appearance. This large "chunk" is stout of form and substantial in mass weighing some 9 pounds (4.1 kg). The irregular natural space rock is gun metal gray over its hard and partially "thumbprinted" surface with several "regmaglypts" of varying size and depth dotting several of its multiple faces. The piece exhibits some unusual, shallow fracturing, which does not appear to impact the stability of the solid and robust example of the renowned variety. The sculptural specimen will display vertically on its naturally flat bottom standing 7 inches (18 cm) tall.
    Overall Measurements: 7.09 x 3.60 x 3.84 inches (18.00 x 9.15 x 9.76 cm), weighs 9 lbs (4.08 kg.)

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


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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