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Gatuto meteorite. Museum piece. Newest meteorite observed fall.

Gatuto meteorite. Museum piece. Newest meteorite observed fall

Gatuto meteorite. Museum piece. Newest meteorite observed fall

Characteristics

Weight

2589 grams

Observed fall

Kenya, 24 April 2020

$22.000

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Description

The Gatuto meteorite (provisional name) is the latest observed meteorite fall. It occurred on April 24th, 2020 at around 8 pm in Kirinyaga County, Kenya, at the skirt of Mount Kenya. It was a chilly evening interrupted by a terrifying sound accompanied by a blast. Local people reported that the sky was lit up with a reddish hue. When the meteorites hit the ground villagers scampered for safety. Numerous local newspapers reported the event:

Panic as Meteorites Rain Down on Villages in Kirinyaga County

Estimated weight of the fall is below 30 kilos.

This specimen is 100% covered in fusion crust with regmaglypts, rims, flow lines… the pictures speak for themselves. It is probably the best specimen of the fall in terms of quality.

Certificate of authenticity included. IMCA 5591.

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