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Sericho pallasite meteorite. Big endcut - 411 g

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Sericho pallasite meteorite. Big endcut - 411 g

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2016, Habaswein, Kenya

Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite: Sericho pallasite meteorite.
Mineral Form/ Type Meteorite: Big endcut
Weight: 411 g
Origin (Region/ City): 2016, Habaswein
Origin (Country): Kenya

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.

Packages are usually sent the morning after the auction. Shipping is combined in all my listings - if you win multiple items, only one shipping cost is paid.

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About the seller:
Specialized in meteorites and impactites. All of them are certified to be authentic as a member of the International Meteorite Collectors Association IMCA #5591.
Several expeditions have been carried out to find meteorites in Sweden, Poland, Russia and Morocco. I also sell in the Ensisheim and Munich shows.
A great effort is made here to offer items without a reserve price, making them very accessible to new collectors as well as for the experienced ones.

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Catawiki member since February 20, 2017, received 209 reviews in total (159 in last 12 months)

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  • Great specimen. Just as pictured. Fast delivery. Frequent buyer.

    user-3af1870 August 20, 2019

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    A really nice meteorite!
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    user-e07be5d August 19, 2019

  • Got the Gao meteorite in one week from Spain well packed and in good condition. Good contact with seller Miguel. Good trustable seller!

    user-3c05708 August 16, 2019

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    user-7e74838 August 16, 2019

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    Oggetto bello e venditore professionale
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    user-fd5aef1 August 15, 2019

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    Artikel wie beschrieben, schnell versendet.
    Sehr empfehlenswerter Händler.
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    Barbon August 12, 2019

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    Schönes Individuum. Lieferzeit war trotz Erinnerung noch akzeptabel. Vielen Dank für dieses Sammlerstück. Ich bin zufrieden.
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    user-a738746 August 12, 2019

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    Precies als op de foto. Snel afgeleverd. Alles prima
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    ginnick August 10, 2019

  • Very nice specimen, representative of this famous fall. Fast shipping. Smooth transaction.

    user-2f2c9ee August 1, 2019

  • Excellent seller. Item well described and fast shipment. Many thanks.

    Chabti17 August 1, 2019

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    Item description is ok. Packaging also.
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    yafo July 17, 2019

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    RECIBIDOS, CORRECTAMENTE
    MUY AGRADECIDO

    PATXI
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    user-01081b7 July 15, 2019

  • Recebido, tudo bien.

    Gracias.

    user-e073ba4 July 4, 2019

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    super pallasite un petit nettoyage et polissage . Nikel.
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    user-a3d4b72 June 28, 2019

  • Very positive
    J.L.André

    user-ac2ba62 June 28, 2019

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    Article conforme à la description.
    Envois soigné, très bien protégé.
    Excellent vendeur, merci.
    A recommander.
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    user-60c4d24 June 26, 2019

  • Recebido tudo bien, gracias.

    user-e073ba4 June 24, 2019

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    Envoi soigné, rien à redire. Merci beaucoup
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    user-65df1b9 June 20, 2019

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    zeer mooi dank u
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    elpapos June 19, 2019

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    Tutto ok, grazie
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    user-f8a263f June 16, 2019

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    Merci à vous !
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    glisda June 16, 2019

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    Parcel well arrived, sample according to the description.
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    user-178a299 June 14, 2019

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    Perfetto..Grazie.
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    user-8cd1839 June 9, 2019

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    Bien reçu, bel échantillon, vendeur fiable et honnête je recommande.Merci
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    danieldacosta June 7, 2019

  • Got the Agoudat shatter cone well packed and in good condition. Nice special piece to expand my collection of meteorites and impacts. Good and trustable seller

    user-3c05708 June 6, 2019

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