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    Gibeon Slice
    Iron, fine octahedrite - IVA
    Great Nama Land, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)
    2.77 x 2.12 x 0.35 inches (7.06 x 5.40 x 0.91 cm) (160 grams)


    Iron meteorites such as the iconic Gibeon from Namibia will display a characteristic and diagnostic Widmanstatten pattern when sliced and polished. This thick and rather heavy "teardrop" example shows some minor rusting (to be expected with most any iron meteorite) and features a collection number "753" on the back evidencing its place in the Taylor Family "Rainbow of Africa" Collection.

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    29th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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