Dims: 3.4 x 2.6 x 1.8" (8.6 x 6.6 x 4.6 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 4.3 oz. (575 g)
Gibbeon, Hoba, Namibia
This sizable hand specimen consists of a piece of meteoric iron which was part of one of the largest meteor falls ever found. This particular piece has the odd, amorphous form that is standard for meteorites, with slightly convex surfaces that are quite rusted. It has a dark reddish-brown coloration and a dull, matte luster due to the rust, but some of the more exposed edges are worn enough so that one can see the Iron's silvery-gray color and metallic luster peeping through. As with all meteorites, there is no host rock associated with this piece.