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Sericho   contributed by Jansen Lyons, IMCA 7039   MetBul Link

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54 gram end-cut.   Pallasite

TKW 2.8 tons. Fall not observed. Found 2017 in Kenya.

From the MetBul:
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.


Jansen writes:
End-cut with a polished face showing excellent olivine, some triolite/graphite inclusions, and some clearer crystals surrounding the larger, fractured ones. Acquired in Tucson at the 2018 shows.

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Stephen Amara
 3/10/2018 3:32:53 PM
Jansen awesome piece!! Nice photos!!!
Bernd Pauli
 3/10/2018 6:22:58 AM
Hi Jansen. That's a nice end cut of Sericho. Olivines, metal, troilite, graphite, good olivine-metal ratio ... it's got all it takes to make it an appealing endcut!

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