Iron, fine octahedrite - IVA
Great Nama Land, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)
Possibly 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 for art. This large example weighing just under 20 lbs. (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 of a fabulous Meteorite.
Overall Measurements: 10.43 x 3.74 x 3.94 inches (26.50 x 9.50 x 10.00 cm), weighs 8.7 kg (19.18 lbs.)
Offered at no reserve.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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