GIBEON METEORITE, 66.7 gram Iron and Nickel Meteorite, from Namaland Namibia
Gibeon Iron Meteorite from Namaland, Namibia.
This is a lustrous complete Gibeon Meteorite with a curved peek that resonates the feeling of an tidal wave about to break, opening up new possibilities of exploration. The curvature creates a triangular shape often viewed as a sign of balance and harmony.
Weight: 66.7 g
4.3 x 3.8 x 1.9 cm / 1.6 x 1.4x 0.5 inches
"The Gibeon is one of the must-have iron meteorites because of its durability, resistance to rust, and varied and interesting shapes." (McKenzie, Ronnie (2014). Meteorites: A southern African perspective).
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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