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Meteorite of the Month: Gibeon

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Gibeon Meteorite 1616 grams. 230 mm long – Copyright Jim Strope.
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. Jim writes: When sitting in this position it reminds me of a fireball.

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