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Comanche Creek Reservoir
Basic information Name: Comanche Creek Reservoir
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: unknown
Country: United States
Mass:help 14.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 62  (1984)  IIA
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIAB-an
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 145 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
Comments: Revised 29 Jan 2023: renamed, new coords
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Writeup from MB 62:
Warning: the following text was scanned and may contain character recognition errors. Refer to the original to be sure of accuracy.

DISCOVERY OF THE SQUAW CREEK, USA, IRON METEORITE

Name: SQUAW CREEK

Place of find: Squaw Creek Lake, Somervell County, Texas, USA.

32°N., 98°W., approximately.

Date of find: 1980

Class and type: Iron. Anomalous (IIA). 5.4% Ni, 59 ppm Ga, 182 ppm Ge and 9.7 ppm Ir.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 14.5 kg

Circumstances of find: Not reported

Source: G.I. Huss, P.O. Box 2098, Denver, Colorado 80201, USA; J.T. Wasson, Institute of Geophysics, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA.


Writeup from MB 112:
Abolishment of name "Squaw Creek" in favor of Comanche Creek Reservoir

On Sept. 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the removal of the racially offensive term "squaw" from all geographic features in the United States (see the official press release). In this action, the US Board of Geographic Names replaced the name "Squaw Creek Reservior" with "Comanche Creek Reservoir." The Nomenclature Committee of the Meteoritical Society hereby abolishes the meteorite name "Squaw Creek" in favor of "Comanche Creek Reservoir." This meteorite is present in many of major collections, with the main mass residing at TCU.

In addition, the imprecise coordinates reported in Meteoritical Bulletin 62 are updated to 32°17'20"N, 97°50'00"W as reported here.

Submitted by Tim McCoy, SI
Bibliography:
  • Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984) (link)
Institutions
   and collections
SI: Department of Mineral Sciences, NHB-119, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 16 Jan 2012)
TCU: Oscar E. Monnig Collection, Department of Geology, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX 76129, United States; Website (institutional address; updated 24 Feb 2012)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 62, Meteoritics 19, 49-57 (1984)
Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 111, in preparation (2023)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (32°N, 98°W)
     Recommended::   (32° 17' 20"N, 97° 50' 0"W)
Note: the NHM and recommended coordinates are 35.7 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1893 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Glen Rose (b) (From MetBase)
Squaw Creek

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