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Impact craters are caused by a violent impact of a meteorite with the surface of the Earth. This category was created to find those impacts and educate the visitor about the subject.
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Impact CratersAstroblème de Charlevoix (The Charlevoix Meteorite Crater) - Quebec, Canada

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The Charlevoix Meteorite Crater is located in Quebec, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 5/8/2013

last visited: 9/20/2014

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Impact CratersMeteor Crater / Meteor Curuku near Gürbulak (Igdir province, East Turkey)

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Close to village Gürbulak at the Iranian borders in East Turkey you can find this interesting impact crater - the result of meteor fall in year 1892.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Turkey

date approved: 8/13/2012

last visited: never

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Impact CratersWetumpka Impact Crater - Wetumpka, Alabama

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This historical marker gives basic information about the Wetumpka Impact Crater. The area of the crater is measured in miles but was only recognized in recent years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

location: Alabama

date approved: 6/13/2012

last visited: 8/20/2013

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Impact CratersSudbury Basin - Onaping River

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The Sudbury Basin, also known as Sudbury Structure is a major geologic structure in Ontario, Canada. It is the second-largest known impact crater or astrobleme on Earth, as well as one of the oldest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 6/11/2012

last visited: 5/19/2013

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Impact CratersSkeleton Lake Impact Crater

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This is the Skeleton Lake Impact Crater at Skeleton Lake, Ontario, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrPirateCat

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/11/2012

last visited: 5/11/2012

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Impact CratersHenbury Meteorite Craters, impact basin, Australia (NT)

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Impact crater, around 4000 years old. 12-14 impacts.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Asse2Blx

location: Northern Territory, Australia

date approved: 4/13/2012

last visited: never

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Impact CratersManson Crater, Manson, IA

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Manson may look like an ordinary small community, but 200 feet beneath its rich farming soil lies a massive piece of ancient history.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 12/28/2011

last visited: never

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Impact CratersThe Estherville Meteorite - rural Estherville, IA

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This historical marker tells about the meteorite that fell near here in 1879; the crater is now a cornfield and rather indistinguishable.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 7/6/2011

last visited: never

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Impact CratersDecaturville Impact Crater - Decaturville, MO

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A road cut displays the uplifted rock from an impact crater

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Missouri

date approved: 6/27/2011

last visited: never

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Impact CratersThe Holleford Crater - Hartington, Ontario Canada

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A meteor impact crater with a great view from the edge of the crater.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member model12

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 4/28/2011

last visited: 5/24/2014

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Impact CratersThe Charlton Crater - Manor Farm, Charlton, Wiltshire, UK

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This curious impact crater caused a bit of a stir when it was discovered in 1963.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/19/2011

last visited: never

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Impact CratersGardnos Meteorite Crater - Nesbyen, Norway

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About 650 million years ago, a meteorite with a diameter of 300 meters struck Garnås in Nesbyen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob

location: Buskerud, Norway

date approved: 2/10/2011

last visited: never

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Impact CratersBrent Crater, Algonquin Park, Ontario

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The Brent Crater is an impact crater located in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. It was created about 450 million years ago. There is an observation tower at the coordinates and hiking trails leading down into the crater.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scotian

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/3/2010

last visited: 8/20/2012

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Impact CratersSöderfjärdenin kraateri - Mustasaari, Finland

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In the bull's eye of Söderfjärden's meteor crater.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Neofytos

location: Finland

date approved: 5/9/2010

last visited: 8/5/2014

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Impact CratersKaali Crater - Saaremaa, Estonia

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Kaali is a group of 9 meteorite craters located on the Estonian island of Saaremaa

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dark.metalswamp

location: Estonia

date approved: 3/9/2010

last visited: 7/21/2010

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Impact CratersMiddlesboro Meteorite Impact Crater, Middlesboro, KY

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Three mile wide basin formed when a metorite impacted the region some 300 million years ago. The city of Middlesboro, KY is located inside the impact crater.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow

location: Kentucky

date approved: 1/18/2010

last visited: 7/29/2014

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Impact CratersJeptha Knob - Clay Village, KY

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Jeptha Knob, located in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, is the result of an asteroid impact some 425 million years ago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Kentucky

date approved: 12/28/2008

last visited: 5/24/2009

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Impact CratersManicouagan Crater, Quebec, Canada

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It is the fifth largest impact crater known on earth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mountain_Wanderer

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 9/12/2008

last visited: 10/26/2012

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Impact CratersCrooked Creek Crater - Missouri

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Impact crater located in south central Missouri southwest of Steelville.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Missouri

date approved: 5/5/2008

last visited: 6/23/2012

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Impact CratersWest Hawk Lake Impact Crater - MB

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Geological investigations during the 1960s determined that West Hawk Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park was created by a meteor impact. At the posted coordinates, there is an information kiosk about meteor impacts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

location: Manitoba, Canada

date approved: 3/15/2008

last visited: 5/13/2014

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Impact CratersCalvin Impact Crater

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Located in rural Michigan about 450 million years ago. I guess that wouldn't have been Michigan 450 millions years ago. It was probably rural though.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft

location: Michigan

date approved: 11/17/2007

last visited: 3/18/2009

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Impact CratersGlover Bluff, North Rim

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The Glover Bluff Crater is located near Coloma, WI. It is estimated to be 500 million years old with the original crater size ranging from 5 to 13 miles.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus

location: Wisconsin

date approved: 11/14/2007

last visited: 11/9/2007

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Impact CratersChesapeake Bay Impact Crater

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This impact crater is located in Chesapeake Bay area. The coords. are for the Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater sign. These are also the coords. for an earthcache. The sign has some missing information so the answers to the earthcache are not revealed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Min Dawg

location: Virginia

date approved: 9/19/2007

last visited: 12/22/2013

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Impact CratersFlynn Creek - Gainesboro, Tennessee, USA

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An impact crater in rural northern Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ggmorton

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/12/2007

last visited: 7/12/2010

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Impact CratersOdessa Meteor Crater - Odessa, Texas

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I found this back on November 25, 2003 before the days of waymarking. It is still a virtual geocache! The website I chose is so interesting.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Texas

date approved: 8/18/2007

last visited: 10/11/2013

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