Barringer Crater rock specimen

Barringer Crater rock specimen

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Barringer Crater rock specimen. Fragment of rock containing iron oxide and meteorite fragments from Barringer Crater (Meteor Crater). A large iron meteorite impacted at this location in Arizona, USA, around 50,000 years ago. The resulting crater measures over 165 metres deep, with a diameter of over 1.6 kilometres. The crater and surrounding area contains many fragments from the original meteorite, which had an estimated mass of 10,000 tonnes.

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