Dims: 1.5 x 0.8 x 0.5" (3.8 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 24.8 g
Gibbeon fall, near Hoba, Namibia
This large thumbnail piece consists of a partly-cut section of an Iron-nickel meteorite. All faces but one have been cut, polished, and then acid-etched. These faces show the silvery-gray color and dull metallic luster of the material and geometric patterns called Widmanstatten figures. The other face has a dark, rusty-brown coloration and a shiny luster caused by a lacquer coating.