Pallasites are considered by many to be the most beautiful type of meteorite. They are thought to originate at the core-mantle boundary of differentiated asteroids, where the metallic core meets the lighter rocks. They were then shattered to space through another meteorite impact until they fell on Earth. Due to their inner beauty, some of them are used in jewelry or as aesthetic decoration when they are cut in 2 halves or sliced.
In 2016, two brothers were searching for their camels and came across several large, dense stones west of the village of Habaswein and south of Sericho, Kenya. There are no rocks in this area, so they decided they were meteorites. They spent several weeks collecting them with engine hoists and moving them to their homes in Habaswein. Though recognized as meteorites in 2016, the masses had been known to camel-herders for decades. One village elder said that as a child, he and his brothers would play on top of the stones. Since 2017 this meteorite has been available for the public and has become a must-have in every meteorite collection.
This endcut comes from a complete individual. It was cut and varnished for protection. Please mind that the varnish has some imperfections as seen in the pictures although in general the piece is neat.
It has been legally exported from Kenya, with permission of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining.
Weight: 411 grams.
Certificate of authenticity included.
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- Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite
- Sericho pallasite meteorite.
- Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite
- Big endcut
- 411 g
- Origin (Region/ City)
- 2016, Habaswein
- Origin (Country)