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Meteorites and Possible Meteorite Impact Features in Kansas

D. F. Merriam and J. W. Harbaugh
Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (1903-)
Vol. 110, No. 1/2 (Spring, 2007), pp. 61-68
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20476295
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Meteorites and Possible Meteorite Impact Features in Kansas
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Abstract

Recent meteorite discoveries in Kansas suggests that many more than the 142 recorded ones are present and yet to be located. Meteorites have been recorded in two-thirds of the Kansas 105 counties, with most of them from the western part of the state. The Brenham meteorite fall at Haviland in Kiowa County is the best known and most complete recorded fall. The site has produced the world's largest oriented pallasite at 1400 pounds and countless fragments have been located and recorded. Locally, meteors have been observed and heard and some of them have scattered fragments over a considerable area. The meteorites dated are about 4.6 billion years old, but the Norton County fall dated slightly more than 5 billion years, which if correct would make it one of the oldest known objects in the solar system.

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