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.
Certificate of authenticity included.
About the seller:
My name is Adrian Vilchez. I'm co-founder of ExoEstrato: Andalusian Society of Astrogeology. We are dedicated to the dissemination, scientific education and research in Planetary Sciences and Astrogeology. We belong to the Faculty of Science of the University of Granada, Spain. I am geologist specializing in Geology Planetary, specifically, in minor bodies of the solar system (asteroids and meteorites) and on Mars.
- Mineral principal / Nombre del meteorito
- Palasita de Sericho.
- Forma mineral / Tipos de meteoritos
- Meteorito de pedregoso-metálico
- 57 g
- Origen (región / ciudad)
- Origen (país)