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Sand Creek
Basic information Name: Sand Creek
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1986
Country: United States
Mass:help 2.44 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 82  (1998)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10318 approved meteorites (plus 18 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 82:

Sand Creek

Graham County, Kansas, USA

Found ca. 1986

Ordinary chondrite (H5)

A 2.443 kg stone was found by a farmer while plowing a grain field.  Classification and mineralogy (T. J. McCoy, SI):  olivine, Fa19.1±0.4; pyroxene Fs17.1±0.3Wo1.2±0.2; shock stage S4; weathering grade W2; probably not paired with Penokee or Morland, which have different shock features.  Specimens:  main mass, Reed; type specimen, SI. 

Institutions
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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)
Reed: Blaine Reed, P.O. Box 1141, Delta, CO 81416, United States; Website (private address)
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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 82, MAPS 33, A221-A240 (1998)
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Don Edwards   
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David L. Ribeca   
Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (39° 26'N, 100° 0'W)
     Recommended::   (39° 25' 48"N, 99° 59' 42"W)
Note: the NHM and MetBase coordinates are 0.6 km apart

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 147 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1881 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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