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Gatuto meteorite. Museum piece.

Gatuto meteorite. Museum piece

Gatuto meteorite. Museum piece



2589 grams

Observed fall

Kenya, 24 April 2020


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The Gatuto meteorite is one of the latest observed meteorite falls. 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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