Set of four meteorites! 48.2 g.
Sericho Pallasite Meteorite - 7.6 g. Delivered with certificate of authenticity
Chondrite meteorite NWA XXX - 16.8 g.
Chondrite meteorite NWA XXX - 10.4 g.
Chondrite meteorite NWA XXX - 13.2 g.
Observed fall: No.
The year it was found: 2017.
Mass: 2.8 t.
In 2016, two brothers were looking for their camels and met came across large dense rocks at the West of the village of Habaswein and South of Sericho, in Kenya. There are no rocks in this area, so they concluded 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. An elder from the village said that he and his brothers had played on the stones as children. Nowadays, more than 2,800 kg have been discovered.
Chondrites are undifferentiated meteorites, formed 4.5 billion years ago and are the product of our solar system. They come from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter which, as a result of violent shocks, changed course and some of these fragments passed through the Earth’s orbit and become meteorites. One can clearly distinguish bits of metal in the middle of the Chondrules. These are the oldest objects that can be touched on Earth.
Chondrite is a term used in planetary sciences to refer to a certain type of stony meteorites (less than 35% metal). This category contains the most primitive meteorites, and is itself divided into several subgroups of meteorites: the ordinary chondrites, carbonaceous chondrites, and in enstatite chondrites.
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- Stein- Eisen- Meteorit
- 48.2 g
- Herkunft (Land)
- Kenia, Marokko