Lot 4016: Gibeon Meteorite Sphere
18th October 2018
Appealing Gibeon iron meteorite sphere, first discovered in the Namib Desert in 1836. The etched sphere weighs 77.9 grams and measures 25 mm in diameter. The Gibeon iron, from the Namib Desert, has long been a favorite of collectors because of its attractive etch pattern. Some years ago, Gibeon meteorites were relatively common in the marketplace, but a ban on hunting and export from Namibia has made these excellent irons almost impossible to obtain. This magnificent sphere displays a lustrous, gun-metal finish and exquisite etch pattern. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Geoff Notkin of Aerolite Meteorites Inc. and the TV show Meteorite Men, as well as a specimen identification card.
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