Iron, fine octahedrite - IVA
Great Nama Land, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)
3.58 x 2.40 x 0.31 inches (9.10 x 6.10 x 0.81 cm) (175
When it comes to iron meteorites, the Gibeon that fell in Namibia
is definitely one of the most prized, recognizable and collectible
of the group. This little example of the fine octahedrite has been
cut both for the purpose of maximizing the yield of the original
piece and, more importantly, to show the great Widmanstatten
pattern unique to iron meteorites. This prehistoric remnant weighs
a solid 175 grams.
[Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]
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