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    DJATI-PENGILON - PARTIAL SLICE OF A HISTORIC INDONESIAN METEORITE
    H6
    East Java, Ngawi, Indonesia

    From an exotic locality and with a pearly luster, ebony matrix and thousands of tiny grains of nickel-iron seemingly dusted across its surface, Djati-Pengilon is sublime. This partial slice with one edge of crust originates from the sought-after Indonesian meteorite that plunged into the Alastoeva River on March 19, 1884. Today, the main mass of Djati-Pengilon is considered a national treasure and the centerpiece of the meteorite section of the Indonesian National Geological Museum. This specimen was part of a larger fragment that was removed from the 166 kg mass for an exchange with The Macovich Collection. It is challenging to obtain a specimen of a distinguished, historic meteorite from Indonesia - and this is a fine representation.
    It measures 2.75 x 4 x 0.1 inches (71 x 98 x 3 mm) and weighs 82.18 grams


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    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
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