Jumapalo, 1984 Witnessed Fall L6 Meteorite, Java Indonesia, Micromount


At 10:00 am on March 14, 1984, a bright daytime fireball exploded over the Bandung province on the island of Java in Indonesia. One large stone was eventually recovered and was classified as an L6 chondrite. This meteorite has a pale matrix with sparse metal fleck and occasional thin shock veins. Pieces were exchanged between museums, but most of the meteorite still resides in Indonesia, and not much has made it onto the collector market. Considering the terrain and climate on the island of Java, it is amazing that any of this meteorite was ever found. My supply of this rare meteorite is limited.

Refer to the photo. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing a single small fragment like the one shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage. Note, each fragment is unique, so the appearance may vary slightly.

From the Catalog of Meteorites entry on Jumapalo :


Karanganyar District, Central Java, Indonesia

Fell, 13 March 1984, 1000 hr

Stone. Ordinary chondrite (L6)

A single mass weighing 32.49 kg was recovered, R. Sukampto, Geological Research and Development Centre, Bandung, Indonesia. Classification, olivine Fa26.1, A. L. Graham, Natural History Museum, London, U.K.