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Odessa Meteor Crater - Odessa, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
N 31° 45.210 W 102° 28.420
13R E 739296 N 3515891
Quick Description: 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.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2007 9:03:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM2164
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamTGF
Views: 209

Long Description:
Not as big as the one near Flagstaff, AZ. The Odessa Meteor Crater, second largest in the United States and sixth in the world, was formed some 20,000 years ago when an iron meteorite believed to weigh 1,000 tons crashed into the earth near this site. Impact was so great that 4.3 million cubic feet of rock was expelled or shifted, forming a cone-shaped crater 500 feet wide and nearly 100 feet deep.
Type of Crater: Simple

Crater Diameter: 500 Feet

Age of Crater: 20,000.00

Crater Web Page: [Web Link]

View from the Coordinates:
Not much of the hole. You really need to go further than where I took my picture.


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