Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Seeing iron meteorite in Bandung Geology Museum Indonesia

Geological Museum was established on May 16, 1928. The museum has been renovated with a grant from JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). Located at 57 th Diponegoro street, Bandung, West Java, and close to the provincial government building of West Java know as “the Gedung Sate”.

T-Rex fossil
Geology Museum has an area of about 2000 m2 divided into several exhibition halls on the first floor and second floor. It stored geological materials, such as fossils, rocks, minerals and meteorite.  All of them were collected during fieldwork in Indonesia since 1850.

Ground Floor

Orientation chamber contains geographical map of Indonesia in the form of relief widescreen on geology activities, booths providing information services, and booths that provide education and research.

The West Wing chamber, known as Indonesia Geology chamber which presents information about the hypothesis of the earth in the solar system, mock-up model of the movement of the plates active earth's crust, and various fossils and human history according to Darwinian evolution.
This chamber also showcased various types of rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic), minerals, and crystallographic arrangement in the form of panels and original props. This chamber also showcase Indonesia's geological research activities including the types of equipment / supplies field, mapping and research facilities as well as the results of the activities

Second Floor

The center chamber and the east side one on the second floor is used for geologist at human life demonstration.


Middle chamber contains mockups world's largest gold mine, which is located in the Middle Mountains of Irian Jaya. Gransberg open pit which has reserves of about 1.186 billion tons, with a content of 1.02% copper, 1.19 grams gold / tonne and silver 3 grams / tonne. Some examples of original rock Irian Jaya (Papua) are arranged in a glass mockups. Miniature tower of oil and gas drilling are also exhibited here.

mammoth fossil

Hippo Fossil

iron meteorite

iron meteorite at Geological Museum

Reference: http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_Geologi_Bandung

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