Gibeon Meteorite - a 15.4 gram Specimen


This beautiful and unusual meteorite was first found in Gibeon, Great Nama Land, Namibiain in 1836, although native inhabitants knew about it before then. Most specimens show flight markings and evidence of a violent atmospheric breakup.

This particular specimen is a polished slice of a larger meteorite piece, showing a beautiful, fine octahedrite pattern, which is revealed after acid etching.  This meteorite is very resistant to rust because of the tight fitting crystals and high nickel content. It is classified as a Nickel-Iron Meteorite, Fine Octahedrite.

  • 15.4 grams (0.54 ounces)
  • 69.8 x 18.9 x 2.7 mm (2.7 x 0.74 x 0.10 inches)

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