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Gibeon, Highly Sculptural Iron

$17,000.00

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  • Meteorite Type: Iron, IVA
  • Weight: 3.85 kilograms
  • Approximate Measurements: 211 mm x 189 mm x 97 mm
  • Additional Information: Displays on multiple sides and angles. A true prize.

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Description

Once readily available, this essential iron meteorite has all but disappeared from the collectors’ market and good examples command are highly sought after. Gibeon is a medium octahedrite that displays a complex and delicate Widmanstätten pattern when cut and etched in the laboratory. That has made it popular with jewelers and many Gibeons were cut up in order to fashion rings, wristwatch faces, and even guitar picks. A strange fate for a grand meteorite that journeyed across the solar system and then lay in the deserts of Namibia for thousands of years. Most whole Gibeon specimens are angular and shard-like in appearance, likely the result of in-flight explosions, or terrestrial weathering, or both.

Additional information

Weight 3850 g

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