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Gibeon
Basic information Name: Gibeon
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1836
Country: Namibia
Mass:help 26 t
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 36  (1966)  Iron
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IVA
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IVA
Recommended:  Iron, IVA    [explanation]

This is 1 of 70 approved meteorites (plus 1 unapproved name) classified as Iron, IVA.   [show all]
Search for other: IVA irons, Metal-rich meteorites, and Iron meteorites
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Writeup from MB 36:
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[Description of paired specimen:]

DISCOVERY OF NICO IRON METEORITE, SOUTH WEST AFRICA

Name: NICO.

The place of fall or discovery: The farm of Nico near the railroad station of Asab, South West Africa; φ = 25°23' S, λ = 17°47" E.

Date of fall or discovery: FOUND, 1965.

Class and type: IRON.

Number of individual specimens: 1.

Total weight: 25.2 kg and 9.5 kg <iron-shale>.

Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The meteorite was found by the aborigens probably on the site of the fall.

Source: Report of Dr. J. Zabringer (Heidelberg, Germany) in a letter, March 1, 1966.

Buchwald The following entries were found for Gibeon in Buchwald (1975)
[Buchwald, Vagn F. (1975) Handbook of Iron Meteorites. University of California Press, 1418 pp.]
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 36, Moscow (1966) reprinted Met. 5, 85-109 (1970)
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Geography:

Namibia
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     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)
     Recommended::   (25° 30'S, 18° 0'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 4 approved meteorites from Namaland, Namibia
     This is 1 of 18 approved meteorites from Namibia (plus 1 impact crater)
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