Snelling

1988 PT1. Discovered 1988 Aug. 13 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Named in honor of Reginald and Heather Snelling. Former owners of Carranya Station in Western Australia and now owners of Leigh Creek Station in South Australia, the Snellings have been staunch friends and supporters of the discoverers in their studies of Australian impact structures. It was "Reggie" Snelling who first called attention to another very small crater

(Snelling Crater) on Carranya Station near Wolfe Creek Crater. These two Asutralians typify the independence, warmth and generosity the discoverers have come to think of as a national trait. (M 29669)

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