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Kress (a)
Basic information Name: Kress (a)
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1951
Country: United States
Mass:help 12.5 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 51  (1972)  L
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  L6
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  L6
Recommended:  L6    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10991 approved meteorites (plus 6 unapproved names) classified as L6.   [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites, L chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 51:
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DISCOVERY OF THE KRESS, TEXAS, STONY METEORITE

Name: KRESS

Place of find: Kress, Swisher County, Texas. 101° 43' 48"N, 34° 21' 30"W.

Date of find: Possibly 1951

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-hypersthene chondrite.

Number of individual specimens: 1

Total weight: 4.3 kg

Circumstance of find: One semi-oriented specimen with relatively fresh black fusion crust was plowed up in a field. It lay in a farm yard until it was recognized as a meteorite in 1966.

Source: Glenn I Huss, American Meteorite Laboratory, Denver, Colorado 80201.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 51, Meteoritics 7, 215-232 (1972)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (34° 21' 30"N, 101° 43' 48"W)
     Recommended::   (34° 21' 30"N, 101° 43' 48"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 311 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus 3 impact craters)
     This is 1 of 1834 approved meteorites from United States (plus 358 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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Synonymshelp: Kress (In NHM Cat)

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