Gibeon Meteorite was first discovered in 1836. One of the largest meteorite strewn fields on earth, the Gibeon field exceeds 40 miles wide and 250 miles long. Scientists believe that this meteorite entered the atmosphere at a 30° angle; most of the fragments were found on top of the ground. Assays of the recovered meteorite fragments yield 87% iron, 10% nickel, along with small nodules of graphite, trolite, and traversite, and some fragments have silicate inclusions. Scientists have also identified the rare minerals enstatite and tridymite, both found on earth only in nuclear fusion.
Classification: Fine Octahedrite