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A Gibeon Meteorite Pendant in Silver Frame

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Item# MET211
Chain Type Choose Necklace
Metal Sterling SIlver Frame
Stone Gibeon Meteorite - 53.5 Carats
Measures 2.1" Tall x 1.07" Wide (54mm x27mm)

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$165.00
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First discovered in by the Nama people in what is now Namibia, Africa, the indigenous people used native iron they found on the desert floor to make tools and weapons. in 1836 an English explorer, J. E. Alexander, collected samples of the ore and sent them back to London where they were later identified as meteorite. The Gibeon meteorites come from an asteroid . Dating studies have placed the age of this meteorite at 4 billion years old. It is difficult to acquire new Gibeon meteorites because exports from Namibia are now illegal. This unusual meteorite weighs 53.5 carats. It shows the beautiful Widmanst├Ątten pattern which only develops when the nickel-iron crystals in the meteorite cool at extremely slow rates over millions of years. The presence of these patterns is the proof of the extraterrestrial origin as this crystal growth cannot be duplicated in a laboratory. Along the top edge of the meteorite we will see a portion of the exterior surface crust that developed as the stone heated up when it passed through Earth's dense atmosphere. This contrasts nicely with the polished patterned internal structure. Framed in sterling silver, this is truly a one in a million meteorite. Your pendant, which comes on your choice of necklace, includes a descriptive enclosure about your "out of this world" pendant.

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