Iron, fine octahedrite - IVA
Great Nama Land, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)
3.46 x 1.69 x 0.28 inches (8.81 x 4.30 x 0.72 cm) (160
The Gibeon meteorite fell to earth thousands of years ago in the
great Namib Desert. After discovery, it was fashioned into tools by
the Nama people. The slice featured here has been cut and polished
to reveal the aesthetic criss-crossing Widmanstätten pattern. This
piece does have a few rust spots, but that is to be expected and
common for this Iron meteorite.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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