Wolfe Creek Crater
Wolfe Creek Crater from southern rim
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|Date: ||9th July 2006|
|Camera: ||Sony DSC F828|
|Camera Mount: ||Hand held|
|Images in panorama: ||9|
|Stitching Method: ||Canon Photostitch|
|Exposure Control: ||Manual|
|Shutter Speed: ||1/250|
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Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater is about 100 kms or 2 hours drive, south of Halls Creek Western Australia.
It wss formed about 300,000 years ago from the strike of a 100 m diameter iron rich meteorite.
The crater is approximately 880 m in diameter.
The rim rises about 60 metres above the crater floor.
The floor is about 20 metres below the level of the surrounding plain.
The crater is gradually filling with sand. When new, the floor was 150 m below the rim.
From the outside, the crater rim looks just like the many other spinifex covered stony ridges found at the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert.