Check out the contrasting grays of the Widmanstätten pattern on this Gibeon Pendant. Its unique to meteorites and can't be replicated in a lab. Offered on a 20 inch black-tone, 1.2 mm jewelry wire with screw closure, it makes for a most unusual necklace. Can also be worn on your favorite leather choker or chain.
The Gibeon Pendant
- Sliced and etched with acid to show its Widmanstatten pattern
- Resistant to rust due to tight fitting crystals, lack of inclusions, and high nickel content
- Made in the Tucson, Arizona by MMG
- Pendant dimensions
- 0.4 ounces
- 0.75 inches x 0.75 inches square with rounded edges
- 0.06 - 0.08 inches thick
The Gibeon Meteorite Story
Collision with earth is estimated to be 200-400 million years ago in the Gibeon area of Namibia, Africa during prehistoric times. Found in 1836 by a British explorer, Captain J.E. Alexander, although natives were familiar with these "metal rocks" for hundreds of years. Estimated, by radiometric dating, to be 4 billion years old and thought to be debris from an exploding super nova.
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