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

    One of the most beautiful and aesthetic of all the Iron Meteorites, sculptural pieces of the Gibeon from Namibia, which is presumed to have fallen in prehistoric times, are truly natural works of art. This large example weighing just under 20 pounds (9.1 kg) has everything there is to like in an Iron Meteorite. With an exterior of rich, dark metallic steely brown, huge "scalloped" scoops on the surface, and an artistic form, this is a desirable piece all around. The sublime surface also features a deep pocket indentation on one planar face. This Gibeon is solid and stable, with only some minor characteristic rust staining to validate the ferrous content of the alien visitor. This is one great specimen of ideal size from a famous and fabulous Meteorite.
    Overall Measurements: 10.43 x 3.74 x 3.94 inches (26.50 x 9.50 x 10.00 cm), weighs 19.18 lbs (8.7 kg.)
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    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    29th-30th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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