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    Gibeon Meteorite
    Iron, IVA
    Great Nama Land, Namibia - (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)
    Found: 1836


    This is, simply put, a museum-quality specimen of the Gibeon Meteorite. The weight of 309 pounds (140 kilograms) coupled with the immense size puts this in an upper echelon of rarefied air. The large metallic offering displays outstanding regmaglypt "thumbprints" over its complex and rugged surface, and sheer magnitude makes this worthy of an entirely different conversation than more "standard" size examples. Some light and dark tones add contrast to the already quite attractive specimen as dark ridges compete with lighter, and more colorful, craters on the extremely aesthetic piece, separate from its colossal size.
    Overall Measurements: 23.00 x 19.00 x 12.00 inches (58.42 x 48.26 x 30.48 cm), weighs 140.16 kilograms (309 pounds)

    Provenance: The Property from an East Coast Collection
    Phillips, New York, June 8, 1996 (lot 201)


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




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    September, 2019
    28th Saturday
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