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Hoba Meteorite "Iron Shale" Namibia

Hoba Meteorite Iron Shale Namibia
Hoba Meteorite Iron Shale Namibia
Item# JPT-hoba
Regular price: $285.00
Sale price: $235.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day

Product Description

Hoba Meteorite Iron Shale Namibia
The Hoba meteorite is famous, and it has the distinction of being the largest naturally occurring intact iron on our planet! It is also the largest massive meteorite on Earth.

This specimen was a part of a scientific estate collection and does ship with the original tag of the British Museum that came with it, in additional to the tag presented on the tag stand, pictured. It was collected by Dr.L.J. Spencer, of the British Museum, with the date 1929. COA provided.

Size: 21mm W X 20 mm H X 8mm D, Weight: 1.77 grams.

This is an exceedingly difficult specimen to obtain. No attempt has been made to move the Hoba meteorite. The meteorite is embedded in a white, soft and porous, surface limestone (Kalahari Kalk) from which it is separated by a layer one foot thick in thickness of laminated "iron-shale", which is the eroded and weathered version of the meteorite and contains part of the meteorite.

Acrylic square base and photo cube not included.

Here is an opportunity to make your meteorite collection much more interesting, with this historic piece.

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