This pallasite metoerite is a very rare classification due to the translucent crystals inside.
This meteorite is a natural object originating in outer space that has survived an impact with Earth's surface.
The Gemstone Meteorite
Type / Classification: Pallastite
Discovered: 2016 Kenya, Africa
* Pallastite *
The Sericho pallasite meteorite was purchased in 2017 in Isiolo County, Kenya. These Sericho pallasite meteorite part and full slices are etched and display beautiful olivine crystals. The olivine crystals of Sericho are generally rounded and vary in color from gemmy green to orange.
* How and when was the Sericho Meteorite discovered? *
Sericho is a pallasite found in Kenya in 2016. 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.
* What is a Meteorite? *
A meteorite is a solid piece of debris from an object, such as a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid, that originates in outer space and survives its passage through the atmosphere to reach the surface of a planet or moon. When the original object enters the atmosphere, various factors such as friction, pressure, and chemical interactions with the atmospheric gases cause it to heat up and radiate energy. It then becomes a meteor and forms a fireball, also known as a shooting star or falling star; astronomers call the brightest examples "bolides". Once it settles on the larger body's surface, the meteor becomes a meteorite. Meteorites vary greatly in size. For geologists, a bolide is a meteorite large enough to create an impact crater.
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