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  1. #1

    Feb 2021
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    Question Crater Question

    Hi,

    Does this look like a meteorite crater?
    Here are a few pictures.
    The roundish crater is about 105m x 80m size-wise. I estimate its depth to be around 10 meters.
    There are a few other areas that look like craters in the vicinity and are of various shapes and sizes.
    I am wondering if it could be man-made or something else.

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    Thanks,
    Rock Noob

  2. #2

    Feb 2006
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    Where is it located? Be specific. Many times, knowing where something is allows us to determine what a feature is from work previously done.

    Personally, I think your images show a cone, not a crater. Knowing specifically where the feature is could rule out my opinion, also.

    Time for more coffee.

  3. #3

    Feb 2021
    4
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thank you for your input.

    I have researched the area and it is not a known listed strewn field. Even though some of the craters seem too large to be related to military exercises, I did research that anyway as well and could not find anything on that topic. The area is fairly remote.

    I compared the shape of this crater with other known craters. The whitecourt crater came to mind for example and I find that there are a lot of similarities in terms of the shape. One side has a slightly steeper slope angle vs the opposite side, the shapes are similar, boulders sticking out on the steeper side, etc... I am attaching some pics of Whitecourt. Obviously crater shapes depend on a lot of parameters and can vary widely but based on what I have seen it seems plausible.

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    If it was an inverted cone, what geological process would generate that?

    The geology of the area is calcschist with some limestone nearby.

    I guess the proof is in the pudding and I will have to go there and search the area.

  4. #4
    ph
    Oct 2011
    132
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    Cache Hunting
    A possible meteorite impact site:

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    The outer ring has a diameter of approximately 12 meters and the inner “eyeball” is 4 meters across. I will try to search the area this summer.

  5. #5
    us
    May 2020
    La Verne, Calif
    White's, Tesoro
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    Is it on the side of a mountain? It kinda looks like a sink hole. You said limestone so I'm thinking a cavern ?

  6. #6
    ph
    Oct 2011
    132
    15 times
    Cache Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by tabu View Post
    A possible meteorite impact site:

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    The same site:

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    The outer ring has a diameter of approximately 12 meters and the inner “eyeball” is 4 meters across. I will try to search the area this summer.
    Landmarks (trees and surrounding boulders) have been identified, measured and compass headings noted.

  7. #7
    ph
    Oct 2011
    132
    15 times
    Cache Hunting
    A meteor-wrong....?


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