Gibeon Pendant with 20" silver chain and giftbox

$125.00
Gibeon Pendant  We are bringing you a touch of heaven for your self or that person in your life!This pendant was handmade out of Gibeon Iron Meteorite. Gibeon Is one of the best Iron meteorites. Gibeon is harder to find and has a limited supply. A lot of the time...
$125.00

Gibeon Pendant 

We are bringing you a touch of heaven for your self or that person in your life!

This pendant was handmade out of Gibeon Iron Meteorite. Gibeon Is one of the best Iron meteorites. Gibeon is harder to find and has a limited supply. A lot of the time Muonionalusta is mistaken for Gibeon. This is not Muonionalusta.

This iron meteorite came from one of the largest iron meteorite finds in Namibia, Africa. This very beautiful and unusual meteorite was first found in 1836, although native inhabitants knew about it before then. Most specimens show flight markings and evidence of a violent atmospheric breakup. A beautiful fine octahedrite pattern when etched and is very resistant to rust because of the tight fitting crystals, lack of inclusions, and high nickel content. It also displays a beautiful Widmanstaten Pattern.

The bail is made out of (925) sterling silver.

Makes a great and unique gift from out of this world.
Meteorites are older and rarer than diamonds.

The dimensions are 21 mm x 21 mm
The total length of pendant including the bail is 30 mm

FROM THE METEORITICAL BULLETIN DATABASE:


Gibeon
Basic information Name: Gibeon
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1836
Country: Namibia
Mass: 26 t
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:   MB36   (1966)   Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition    (2000)   IVA
MetBase:  v. 7.1    (2006)   IVA
Recommended:   Iron, IVA    

This is 1 of 82 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   

Writeup


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[Description of paired specimen:]

DISCOVERY OF NICO IRON METEORITE, SOUTH WEST AFRICA

Name: NICO.

The place of fall or discovery: The farm of Nico near the railroad station of Asab, South West Africa; φ = 25°23' S, λ = 17°47" E.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, 1965.

Class and type: IRON.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 25.2 kg and 9.5 kg <iron-shale>.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was found by the aborigens probably on the site of the fall.

Source: Report of Dr. J. Zabringer (Heidelberg, Germany) in a letter, March 1, 1966.

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Gibeon Pendant with 20" silver chain and giftbox
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