Genuine Gibeon Meteorite Slab From Namibia (7 lbs)
Gibeon meteorite slice revealing the etched internals.
The meteorite was discovered by the Nama people and used by them to make tools and weapons. Gibeon is a meteorite that fell in prehistoric times in Namibia. It was named after the nearest town: Gibeon, Namibia. The term Gibeon encompasses the whole meteoritic material fallen from the sky during this fall. This material is classified as iron meteorite belonging to the chemical group IVA. Gibeon meteorites are composed of an iron-nickel alloy containing significant amounts of cobalt and phosphorus. The crystal structure of this meteorite provides a classic example of fine octahedrite and the Widmanstatten pattern is appreciated for its beauty both by collectors and designers of jewelry.
Class: Iron Octahedrite (IVA)
From: Gibeon, Namaland, Namibia
Size: 13.25 x .65 x 4.75 inches
Weight: 7 lbs