Last week, I delivered several display bases and armatures for a collection of meteorites that were being auctioned in New York City. The Macovich Collection of Meteorites was assembled with a preference towards specimens with aesthetic qualities rather than scientific importance. One of the more remarkable space fragments was this zoomorphic mask-like Gibeon iron meteorite. Gibeon refers to a large group of iron meteorites found near the edge of the Kalahari desert in Namibia, all sharing a particularly high nickel content. The ‘eye holes’ within this meteorite were created through oxidation, occurring over thousands of years following its impact with Earth’s surface.
A weekend trip to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, had my head spinning as I picked through parts at large outdoor antique auto fleamarket and swap meet. There were so many vendors selling bits and pieces from all makes and models. From small chrome knobs to an entire dashboard, you could practically build a vehicle from scratch.