header
  MetSoc Home            Publications            Contacts  
Search the Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Last update: 16 Nov 2019
Search for: Search type: Search limits: Display: Publication:
Names
Text help
Places
Classes
Years
Contains
Starts with
Exact
Sounds like
NonAntarctic
Falls  Non-NWAs
What's new
  in the last:
Limit to approved meteorite names
Search text:  
Ellis County
Basic information Name: Ellis County
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1948
Country: United States
Mass:help 4.69 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 56  (1979)  H6
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H6
Recommended:  H6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 5854 approved meteorites (plus 5 unapproved names) classified as H6.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 56:
Warning: the following text was scanned and may contain character recognition errors. Refer to the original to be sure of accuracy.

DISCOVERY OF THE ELLIS COUNTY, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: ELLIS COUNTY

Place of find: About 6.5 miles south of Hays, south-central Ellis County, Kansas, USA.

38°47'N., 99°20'W., approximately.

Date of find: 1948 or 1949.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H6).

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 4.692 kg

Circumstances of find: Ploughed up from a depth of about 18 inches.

Source: E.J. Olsen and G.I Huss, 1976. Ellis County, Kansas, meteorite. Earth Science, September-October.

Catalogs:
Search for this meteorite in the Natural History Museum collection (U.K.):   
    Require NHM photo
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 56, Meteoritics 14, 161-175 (1979)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Photos:
CreditPhotos
Photos from the Encyclopedia of Meteorites:
Don Edwards   
Kansas Meteorites Society   
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
Phil Schmitz   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 47'N, 99° 20'W)
     Recommended::   (38° 47'N, 99° 20'W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 144 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
Proximity search:
Find nearby meteorites: enter search radius (km):

Direct link to this page