Dims: 1.1" x 1.1" x 0.1"(2.8 x 2.8 x 0.3 cm)
Wt: 13.9 g
Gibbeon, Hoba, Namibia
This flat, square specimen is basically a small slice of meteorite that is cut on all sides but one, where its natural skin is visible. The cut surfaces have been polished and acid-etched, so that Widmanstatten figures are visible. Along with these unusual designs, there are spherules of a carbon material(I can't remember its name) visible that are locked in the iron-nickel matrix. These spherules identify the original meteorite as a siderolite, a metallic meteorite that has stony inclusions- these types of meteorite are rare even for meteorites. Needless to say, the specimen has the typical opacity, gray color, and metallic luster of nickel-iron.