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Rumuruti
Rift Valley, Kenya
Fell 1934 January 28, 22:45
Chondrite. (Carlisle Lakes-like)
A dazzling light was followed by loud explosions, several stones with a total weight a few pounds were collected over 3/4 miles. A stone of originally 67 g has been, since 1938, in the collection of the Museum fur Naturkunde, Humboldt Universitat, Invalidenstrasse 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany.

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 Rumurutis rare stones that came from heaven

On January 28, 1934 at about 10.45pm, the skies over Rumuruti were showered with stones from heaven - a hitherto unknown white settlers post and Maasai pastoralists grazing ground entered into the annals of history.
Today, if you have been a frequent visitor on e-Bay just Google the word Rumuruti and you will be amazed at how much some of the meteorite stones that rained from the skies in 1934 have turned to be big business.

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The Rumuruti (R3.8-6) meteorite fell in Rift Valley, Kenya, on the 28th January, 1934.
A total mass of 67 g was recovered.

0° 16'N, 36° 32'E



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