Dims: 1.1 x 0.6 x 0.6" (2.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm)
Wt: 20.6 g
Gibbeon fall, near Hoba, Namibia
A partly-cut section of an Iron-nickel meteorite comprises this small specimen. Most of the surfaces have been cut and polished, revealing the silvery-gray color and metallic luster of the Iron, and then acid-etched to reveal the Widmanstatten figures that are present in such meteorites. The other surfaces, though somewhat worn, show the dark, rusty-brown color of the natural surface of the meteorite. The piece has been coated with a clear lacquer to prevent rusting.