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Sericho 					Location 1° 5' 41.16"N, 39° 6' 8.30"E
Eastern, Kenya  
Find: 2016
Pallasite
History: 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. 
In early January 2017, Michael Farmer received an email showing a photo of “giant pallasite” weighing 107 kg. 
He traveled to Nairobi and purchased this stone. Two weeks later he returned to Kenya with Moritz Karl 
and traveled to Habaswein. Here they were shown more than one ton of specimens stacked in the courtyards 
of two house compounds. To date, more than 2800 kg has been found.

Physical characteristics: To date, masses ranging from <1 to 500 kg have been found in a strewnfield >45 km long, 
starting several km west of Habaswein and south of Sericho in Isiolo County. The smaller pieces were found nearer 
to Habaswein, but still in Isiolo County. The villagers continue to find pieces, mostly on the surface. 
The majority of the pieces are >50 kg. The meteorites found on the surface show minimal weathering, 
with patches of fusion crust on the metal. Most stones are blocky, exhibiting a few broad regmaplypts. 
Several flight-oriented specimens were found, including a 129 kg and two 16 kg stones.

Petrography: Slices from several stones show similar metal/olivine ratio, averaging near 70 areal% olivine 
and <1 areal % chromite. One 15 ? 21 cm slice shows regions with ~95 areal% olivine. Olivine grains are largely 
rounded, less commonly euhedral, and gemmy green to orange. Grains are typically 0.5 to 1 cm across, 
though a few range up to 4 cm. One slice shows a 5-cm cruciform-shaped chromite. Metal is dominated by 
swathing kamacite around the olivine, with pockets of dark-etching plessite. Rare metal-rich regions 
show well-developed Widmanstatten pattern. Accessory troilite and schreiberstite. 
No large metal veins or metallic masses have been seen.

Geochemistry: (L. Garvie, A. Wittmann, D. Schrader, ASU) Olivine Fa12.3±0.1, FeO/MnO=57.4±5.4, 
Cr2O3=0.03±0.01, n=15; kamacite Ni=7.1±0.6 wt%, Co=0.81±0.02 wt%, P=0.06±0.02 wt%, n=17; 
and schreibersite (Fe1.51Ni1.45Co0.01)P, n=3.

Classification: Pallasite, low weathering.
Available samples
Quantity of lots of medium and small pieces
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One small oriented individual, 0.27 grams, $ 27
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One small oriented individual, 0.39 grams, $ 39
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Lot of natural skeletons #1, 25 grams, $ 75
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Lot of natural skeletons #2, 25 grams, $ 75
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Lot of natural skeletons #3, 25 grams, $ 75
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Lot of natural skeletons #4, 25 grams, $ 75
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Lot of natural skeletons #5, 25 grams, sold
Lot of natural skeletons #6, 25 grams, sold
Lot of natural skeletons and pieces, 56 grams, $ 150
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Complete endcut, 122 grams, sold
Complete endcut, 127 grams, sold
Lot of 4 cleaned pieces, 101 grams, $ 101
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Lot of 5 cleaned pieces, 102 grams, $ 102
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Lot of 6 cleaned pieces, 103 grams, $ 103
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Lot of 5 cleaned pieces, 106 grams, $ 106
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Lot of 6 cleaned pieces, 109 grams, $ 109
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Lot of 5 cleaned pieces, 110 grams, $ 110 sold
Lot of 5 cleaned pieces, 111 grams, sold
Lot of 7 cleaned pieces, 112 grams, sold
Lot of 5 cleaned pieces, 113 grams, $ 113
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Lot of 2 cleaned pieces, 115 grams, sold
Lot of 4 cleaned pieces, 116 grams, $ 116
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Lot of 5 cleaned pieces, 118 grams, $ 118
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Lot of 3 cleaned pieces, 119 grams, sold
Lot of 6 cleaned pieces, 120 grams, $ 120
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Lot of 2 cleaned pieces, 125 grams, sold
Also some slices of metal (without olivine) part and different pieces
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Complete not cleaned piece, 4200 grams, sold
Complete hammered piece, 5250 grams, $ 4000
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Complete not cleaned piece, 7700 grams, sold
Complete not cleaned siderite (not pallasitic!)piece, 23400 grams, $ 23400
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