39.26 g Gibeon Meteorite, Iron and Nickel Meteorite, Gibeon, Namibia
Weight: 39.26 g
Dimensions: 3.7cm(1.4") x 2.5cm (0.9")
A GIBEON METEORITE CRYSTAL
From Gibeon, Hardap (Great Namaland), Namibia.
The clean edges and crystalline habit of this meteorite is amply revealed.
Our photos show the beautiful natural shapes and patterns formed in space.
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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