Sericho Pallasitic Meteorite Sphere

Officially recognized as meteoritic in 2016, Sericho’s masses had been known to camel herders for decades prior to the discovery: One village elder recounted stories of playing on top of the mysterious stones as a child. To this date, the Sericho strewn field has been measured at greater than 45 kilometers in length. Over 70% of the cut surface reveals the olivine crystal makeup of this recently discovered pallasite. The present sphere is the largest of which we are aware, of this fine meteorite. It has been honed to a mirror-bright polish with golden-brown embedded pallasitic olivine inclusions. A stunning example of a fine meteorite. Weighing approximately 2995 grams. Diameter 4 1/8 in (10.5 cm)

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Start: Dec 03, 2020 10:00 PST