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 become a must-have in every meteorite collection.
In this lot a complete piece is offered for auction. It has a huge size and is very stable compared to other pieces. It has a small stand in the first 2 pictures to get an upright position. It has been legally exported from Kenya, with permission of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining.
Weight: 69,9 kg.
Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.
FedEx or UPS shipping for a quick and safe delivery.
Do not miss this opportunity!
- Minéral principal / Nom météorite
- Météorite Sericho.
- Forme minérale / Type météorite
- Pallasite du Kenya
- 70 kg
- Origine (région / ville)
- 2016, Habaswein
- Origine (pays)