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:  
Kramer Creek
Basic information Name: Kramer Creek
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1966
Country: United States
Mass:help 2.3 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 52  (1974)  L4
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L4
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L4
Recommended:  L4    [explanation]

This is 1 of 1617 approved meteorites (plus 4 unapproved names) classified as L4.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
Writeuphelp
Writeup from MB 52:
Warning: the following text was scanned and may contain character recognition errors. Refer to the original to be sure of accuracy.

DISCOVERY OF THE KRAMER CREEK, COLORADO, STONY METEORITE

Name: KRAMER CREEK

Place of find: Kramer Creek, Pueblo County, Colorado

38°23'33"N, 104°10'36"W

Date of find: 1966, recognized as a meteorite in 1972.

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite (L4).

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 2.30 kg

Circumstances of find: Mr. Roy Hodges noticed a rock on the surface of the dry creek bed of Kramer Creek while plowing in 1966. Rocks are unusual in this area, and he took it home to his wife who was a collector. It was placed in a rock garden near their house. It was recognized as a meteorite on August 2, 1972, by Terry E. Schmidt when he visited the Hodges' rock garden.

Source: Terry E. Schmidt. 1973. The Third Rock Garden - A Meteorite! Earth Sciences, March-April, 63-65.

Catalogs:
Search for specimens in the Smithsonian Institution collection (U.S.):   
    Require SI photo
Search for this meteorite in the Natural History Museum collection (U.K.):   
    Require NHM photo
References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 52, Meteoritics 9, 101-121 (1974)
Find references in NASA ADS:
Find references in Google Scholar:
Photos:
CreditPhotos
Photos uploaded by members of the Encyclopedia of Meteorites.
    (Caution, these are of unknown reliability)
MeteoriteCollector.org - NHMV - Vienna   
Robert Verish      
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 23' 33"N, 104° 10' 36"W)
     Recommended::   (38° 23' 33"N, 104° 10' 36"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 89 approved meteorites from Colorado, United States (plus 5 unapproved names)
     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