Charles Anderson

Charles Anderson

Posted on 10/04/2008


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meteor crater

meteor crater
Meteor Crater is a meteorite impact crater located approximately 43 miles east of Flagstaff, near Winslow in the northern Arizona desert of the United States. The site was formerly known as the Canyon Diablo Crater, and scientists generally refer to it as Barringer Crater in honor of Daniel Barringer who was first to suggest that it was produced by meteorite impact. The crater is privately owned by the Barringer family via their Barringer Crater Company.
The crater owners proclaim it to be "the first proven, best-preserved meteorite crater on earth."
Meteor Crater lies at an elevation of about 1740 m (5709 ft) above sea level. It is about 1,200 m (4,000 ft) in diameter, some 170 m deep (570 ft), and is surrounded by a rim that rises 45 m (150 ft) above the surrounding plains. The center of the crater is filled with 210-240 m (700-800 ft) of rubble lying above crater bedrock.

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Antonio Dell'elce
Antonio Dell'elce
Hello Charles Anderson, I'm an admin of the group Arizona. It would be great if you would add this doc to our group. Thank you!



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