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Photos by Enrico Hoff.   Copyright (c) Enrico Hoff.
332 grams.   Iron, IVA

TKW 26 metric tons. Fall not observed. Found 1836 in Great Namaqualand, Namibia. The fragments of the meteorite in the strewn field are dispersed over an elliptical area 275 km long and 100 km wide.




     


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The Snake!
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matthias
 1/29/2020 12:42:05 PM
Lady Twink, Gentlemen Bernd, Martin, Alex: thank you for your comments!
Twink Monrad
 1/29/2020 8:39:52 AM
Yes very nice!
Bernd Pauli
 1/29/2020 6:12:50 AM
Beautifully sculpted Gibeon. Congrats Matthias!
Martin Neukamm
 1/29/2020 6:12:18 AM
Pretty sculptured individual in pristine state. Congrats!
Alexander Seidel
 1/29/2020 4:44:36 AM
Nicely, elegantly sculpted like a piece of art! And I love that natural patina. Much harm was done "cleaning" irons with brushes, mostly in the past, when irons like Gibeon, Canyon Diablo, Henbury, Sikhote Alin etc were much more abundantly available. Today it seems one looks differently at that aspect, fortunately.
 

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