Gibeon Meteorite - End Slice
Lot 1385
Gibeon Meteorite - End Slice
Sold for US$ 1,875 inc. premium
Lot Details
Gibeon Meteorite - End Slice
Iron, Fine Octahedrite
Namibia, Africa

Countless regmaglypts and an attractive natural patina recommend this end slice of the famous Gibeon meteorite. The obverse side displays the Widmanstätten patterns diagnostic of extraterrestrial metal. Having fallen in prehistoric times and later discovered by the Nama people, Gibeon has been used by the indigenous Africans to make tools and weapons. The Gibeon strewnfield is composed of an elliptical area measuring 275 x 100 kilometers.
Weighs 18 pounds; Measures 11 ¼ x 6 ¾ x 2 1/2in
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