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    GIBEON - WHALE OF A METEORITE
    Iron, fine octahedrite
    Gibeon, Great Nama Land, Namibia

    This most engaging meteorite bears a striking semblance to the tail of a whale above the water's surface. Recovered in 1990 at the edge of the Kalahari Desert where conditions are perfect for occasionally rendering such inexplicably shaped meteorites. Surprisingly heavy and impossible to resist gripping below its tail, this enchanting whale of a meteorite is accompanied by a custom pedestal and a Macovich Collection provenance - the finest collection of aesthetic iron meteorites in the world. If this meteorite were cut, it would exhibit the same crystalline pattern as the previous lot. 178 x 111 x 117 mm (7 x 4¼ x 4½ inches) and 3216 grams (7 pounds).


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

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