- Meteorite Type: Pallasite
- Weight: 9.4 kilograms
- Approximate Measurements: 12 in x 8 in x 4.5 in
- Additional Information: Large polished pallasite end cut that has been expertly prepared and is stable. This specimen is not coated in acrylic; it is presented in its natural state. The front face has a high proportion of multi-hued olivine crystals, as pictured, compared to the nickel iron matrix in which these delicate cosmic gems rest. End cuts preserve the exterior of the meteorite, which displays features that are evidence of this meteorite’s savage voyage through Earth’s atmosphere. Natural, uncoated pieces of this size and quality are rarely seen on the market and will make a sensational show piece. The specimen itself inspires a sense of reverence in the viewer, and we are honored to offer this beauty to serious collectors.
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Sericho pallasite (initially called Habaswein) was found in Kenya. Although recorded in 2016 and officially recognized as a meteorite in 2017, local lore has it that several large Sericho masses had been known to exist for generations.
Pure olivine (peridot) is naturally green, but Sericho’s sojourn on Earth has caused its crystals to terrestrialize and acquire yellow, orange, and brown hues. While pallasites are typically considered to be composed approximately 50% olivine and 50% nickel-iron, Sericho has a particularly high crystal density, with estimates putting it at 70–80% olivine.