Gibeon was first found in Namibia in 1838. It is classified as a fine octahedrite type IVA, iron meteorite. As an iron meteorite, it probably comes from the core of asteroids that were destroyed by impacts with other bodies. It is an alloy of iron-nickel mainly although it contains other trace elements.
Gibeon is one of the most sought-after meteorites. It was easily available decades ago but in the last years many jewelry makers have been working with this meteorite and its scarcity has augmented.
In this auction a slice is offered. This specimen is very aesthetic and shows the classic Widmanstatten pattern, the form of crystallization of iron in space when cooling down 1 Celsius degree per million years. The pattern is very fine and reflects light in different directions, as seen in the pictures.
Weight is exactly 89.29 grams.
Certificate of authenticity is included.
About the seller: I'm a geologist formed at the University of Granada (Spain) passionate about astrogeology and space.
- Mineral principal / Nombre del meteorito
- Forma mineral / Tipos de meteoritos
- Meteorito de hierro
- 89.3 g
- Origen (región / ciudad)
- Great Namaqualand
- Origen (país)