An Indonesian man saw a seasonal increase in his fortune after a rare type of precious meteorite fell from his roof.
According to the local news shop CompassJoshua Hutagalung, a coffin maker by profession, was reportedly working outside his home in August when a 2.1-kg precious space rock escaped from the roof of his living room in the Kolang region, north of Sumatra, Indonesia. .
“The noise was so loud that even parts of the house were shaking. And after searching, I saw that the tin roof of the house was broken, ”he told the news. A video of the incident shows Alka making a landing at his home. Space rocks buried many inches into the ground due to their effects.
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According to a report on Independent, Meteorite is classified as CM 1/2 carbonaceous chondrite. It is a very rare species and is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. The price of a rare heavenly drop is about 645 pounds per gram (approximately Rs. 63,000).
Hutagalang was allegedly paid 1 1 million, or about Rs 9.8 crore. He sold the rock to Jared Collins, an expert collector from the United States. Collins, in turn, resold it to J. Pitech, a fellow collector with a doctorate at Arizona State University’s Meter Study Center.
In one such event of his life, Hutagalang was given the status of a local celebrity, while dozens of people visited his house to see the heavenly rock.
He did not set the exact amount for the alt. However, he indicated that the amount was more than a million pounds.
The amount is said to be equivalent to 30 years’ salary for his search, with which he plans to retire and build a new church in his village.