Sculptural Gibeon Meteorite
Lot 1387
Arched Sculptural Gibeon Meteorite
Sold for US$ 4,750 inc. premium
Lot Details
Arched Sculptural Gibeon Meteorite
Iron, Fine Octahedrite
Nambia, Africa

No meteorite collection would be complete without at least one specimen from the famous Gibeon fall. Here is a large, fine example with a distinctive arched shape, numerous regmaglypts, attractive gunmetal patina and an impressive scoop. Larger bowl-shaped scoops are generally attributed to the presence of troilite inclusions which melted during the meteorite's descent through the atmosphere. Gibeon meteorites are composed of iron-nickel with significant amounts of cobalt and phosphorus. Weighing 31.6 lbs and measuring 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 in
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