2.49 g Gibeon Meteorite, offcut Iron and Nickel Meteorite, Gibeon, Namibia

$29.88

 Weight: 2.49 g

Dimensions: 1.2cm(0.5") x 1cm(0.4")

This meteorite was an offcut from a Gibeon meteorite from the famous mineral dealer Karl Sprich. Karl, based in Johannesburg used to create spheres and other shapes from natural meteorites he acquired.

This offcut has been etched in acid to show the Widmanstätten patterns, the lines of the iron nickel crystals. This specimen has both a geometric and round side with mild patterns, it is truly unique.

Gibeon meteorites were discovered by the Nama people and used by them to make tools and weapons.

In 1836 the English captain J. E. Alexander collected samples of the meteorite in the vicinity of the Fish River and sent them to London. There John Herschel analyzed them and confirmed for the first time the extraterrestrial nature of the material.

The term Gibeon encompasses the whole meteoritic material fallen from the sky during this fall. This material is classified as an iron meteorite belonging to the chemical group IVA.

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