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Gibeon Meteorite Story:
The Gibeon meteorites were discovered in a vast African desert close to Gibeon, Namibia in the early 1800's. the total fall was approximately 150 tons of metal composed of 92% iron, 7.5% nickel, and the remaining 0.5% in trace minerals. Upon impact, the meteorite broke into countless smaller pieces which were scattered over 200 square miles. Imagine a huge fireball with a long glowing tail streaking across the sky accompagnied by an intense light comparable to the sun. Thundering noises are heard followed by an explosion-like rumble as the meteorite collides with earth.
Gibeon is a metallic meteorite (treatment with acid causes patterns of Widmanstätten to appear on the surface). The crystalline pattern, is naturally occuring in outerspace upon the cooling of iron and nickel in an environment with little to no gravity. These conditions cannot be recreated on earth due to the slow cooling rate, an estimated 1 degree celcius in a million years.