Haviland Crater

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Pallasite Meteorite at Big Well museum in Greensburg, Kansas

The Haviland Crater, also called the Brenham Crater, is a meteorite crater (astrobleme) in Kiowa County, Kansas.[1][2]

The oval-shaped crater is 50 feet (roughly 15 meters) in diameter, making it one of the smallest impact craters in the world. Its age is estimated to be less than 1000 years.[3] It has been explored with ground-penetrating radar.[4]


Over 15,000 pounds (7,000 kilograms) of pallasite meteorites have been recovered from the Brenham fall.[5]


  1. ^ Nininger, Harvey Harlow; Figgins, Jesse Dade (1934) "The excavation of a meteorite crater near Haviland, Kansas", American Journal of Science, v. 28n. 16, p. 312-313.
  2. ^ Hodge, P. W. (1979) "The location of the site of the Haviland meteorite crater" Meteoritics, v. 14n. 2, p. 233-234.
  3. ^ "Haviland". Earth Impact Database. University of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  4. ^ http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2007AM/finalprogram/abstract_127198.htm
  5. ^ Unusual meteorite found in Kansas Archived 2006-10-23 at the Wayback Machine - meteorite dug up October 16, 2006

Coordinates: 37°35′N 99°10′W / 37.583°N 99.167°W / 37.583; -99.167