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Kangean
Basic information Name: Kangean
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1908
Country: Indonesia
Mass:help 1630 g
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 54  (1976)  H
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10308 approved meteorites (plus 45 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 54:
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FALL OF THE KANGEAN INDONESIA, STONY METEORITE

Name: KANGEAN

Place of fall: Village of Se Djabang, District of Kalisangka, Island of Kangean, Indonesia. 6°51'S, 115° 15'E (Kalisangka).

Date of fall: November 27, 1908, about 11 a.m.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 1.6 kg

Circumstances of fall: A loud noise accompanied the fall of an individual meteorite specimen into a flooded rice field. It was recovered by local residents and broken into a number of pieces. The 1.6 kg of material preserved in the Mineralogical-geological Museum of the Technical Institute, Delft, Netherlands, probably represents more than half the original mass.

Source: Ernst Niggli. 1966. Der Meteorit von Kangean (Indonesien) (Ein Olivin-Bronzit-Chondrit). Geologie en Mijnbouw 45, 1-9.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 54, Meteoritics 11, 69-93 (1976)
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Geography:

Indonesia
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (7° 0'S, 115° 30'E)
     Recommended::   (7° 0'S, 115° 30'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 7 approved meteorites from Jawa Timur, Indonesia
     This is 1 of 20 approved meteorites from Indonesia (plus 2 unapproved names)
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