Gibeon Meteorite

Gibeon Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Gibeon
  • Year Discovered: 1836
  • Approximate Recovery Location: G222+22 Asab, Namibia
  • Precise Recovery Location: (-25.5, 18.0)
  • Mass: 26000000 grams
  • Classification: Iron, IVA
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Gibeon Meteorite

The Gibeon meteorite was discovered in 1836. It was recovered in G222+22 Asab, Namibia (-25.5, 18.0). It has a mass of 26000000 grams.

Gibeon is considered a “Valid” meteorite. “Valid” meteorites are typical meteorites with average weathering, while “relict” meteorites are those that have been extremely altered, either due to weathering over time or human intervention.

Gibeon’s official classification is Iron, IVA. The classification “Iron, IVA” refers to an iron meteorite that is part of the chemical group IVA. These meteorites are primarily composed of iron and nickel and formed from a molten state.

The Gibeon meteorite is a “Found” meteorite. Meteorites are classified as “falls” if they were observed falling and recovered, while “finds” are those discovered later, often weathered by longer exposure to Earth’s environment and without a record of being seen as they fell.

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Last Updated: 1/11/24

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