Great Nama Land, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)
An unbelievably aesthetic specimen for a massive Iron Meteorite, this gorgeous Gibeon offers anything and everything that could be desired in a collectible specimen of the iconic variety. Weighing a notable 11.7 kilograms, this naturally artistic form from space is sublime with a superlative flame-like shape, an impressive texture in terms of color and huge "scoops" characteristic of the coveted Gibeon material. A stable Iron relative to most, this specimen is not only museum size, but also museum quality, and these are just some of its many attributes. The piece sits gloriously in its natural state functioning as a serious piece of natural art that also happens to be from Outer Space. Not prone to rusting, Gibeon offers both instant visual gratification and long-term stability. The fall dated to prehistoric times, and Nama people who found the meteorite also discovered that it could be used for weapons and making tools. A sizable strewn field aided in the recovery of fragments, but incomparable individual specimens like this stunner are few and far between to say the least. At over 25 pounds of fine octahedrite, this outstanding sample of the iconic Iron Meteorite checks all the boxes. This is a collector piece worthy of the best display case.
Overall Measurements: 8.66 x 8.46 x 5.51 inches (22.00 x 21.50 x 14.00 cm), weighs 11.7 kilograms (25.79 pounds)
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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