Find / Fall: Find – 2017
Location: Eastern, Kenya
Total Known Weight: 2.8 t
The Sericho pallasite meteorite was officially “discovered” in 2016 when some large masses were purchased from villagers in Isiolo County, Kenya. However, the meteorites were known for much longer with tales of the larger masses being played on when villagers were children. Sericho meteorites are found in a strewnfield over 45km long with pieces weighing from less than one kilogram to masses as large as 500 kilograms.
The olivine crystals of Sericho are generally rounded and vary in color from gemmy green to orange. The metal-rich areas of the Sericho pallasite show well-developed Widmanstätten patterns. Small individual pieces of the meteorite often show evidence of having been torn apart. Some pieces have patches of remaining fusion crust. The meteorite continues to be collected from the area with over 2.8 tons recovered as of the time it was officially classified.