Gibeon Meteorite Complete Slice of an Iron Meteorite
Iron, fine octahedrite
Gibeon, Great Nama Land, Namibia
The gleaming etched surface of this complete slice showcases Gibeon's fine crystalline structurea pattern that can only derive from unearthly origins (see lot 21). This specimen also contains Neumann bands, the result of a violent impact and consequent shocking of material in space. It should be noted that the majority of Gibeon iron meteorites are not aesthetic objects, but rather, are prosaic lumps of nickel-iron, less attractive as a whole, yet perfect for subdivision into the current example and lot 21. Displaying the captivating, radiant beauty of an iron meteorites internal structure and a complete rim of external surface crust.
143 x 73 x 4mm (5.5 x 3 x 0.2in) and 245 grams