The gold and green hues and crystals known found in this specimen are known as Olivine-- commonly known as the gemstone, Peridot.
History: 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 and moving them to their homes in Habaswein. Though recognized as meteorites in 2016, the masses had been known to camel-herders for decades. One village elder said that as a child, he and his brothers would play on top of the stones. To date, more than 2800 kg has been found.
This specimen is glazed with an acrylic coating to maintain longevity and prevent rusting and oxidization.
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