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Sericho   contributed by Luca Fenocchio   MetBul Link

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21.206 grams.   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.


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4 pictures in the Queue
Denis Gourgues
 5/16/2019 4:37:46 AM
it has undergone stripping or specific cleaning ?
Luca Fenocchio
 4/15/2019 8:52:16 AM
thank John
John Divelbiss
 4/15/2019 8:08:22 AM
Very nice Sericho "nugget" Luca.
Luca Fenocchio
 4/15/2019 2:12:18 AM
special thanks to my friend from megameteorite.com

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