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Gardnos Meteorite Crater - Nesbyen, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
N 60° 38.130 E 009° 00.721
32V E 500657 N 6722188
Quick Description: About 650 million years ago, a meteorite with a diameter of 300 meters struck Garnås in Nesbyen
Location: Buskerud, Norway
Date Posted: 2/10/2011 10:18:16 AM
Waymark Code: WMAQ3T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ClickChik
Views: 14

Long Description:
About 650 million years ago, a meteorite with a diameter of 300 meters struck Garnås in Nesbyen. Large forces formed a crater wit a diameter of 5 kilometers. The bedrock was ground up and rock flour was squeezed into the smallest cracks. The impact created the distinctive rock called Breksjestein.

The Gardnos crater is one of the most easily accessible meteorite craters in the world, especially because the crater itself and the evidence of the impact are easy to find along the nature trail. A visit to Gardnos meteorite crater will give you a better understanding of the forces the area was exposed to.

Gardnos Meteorite Crater Service Center:
Opening hours
10:00 - 17:00 26/06/2010 - 22/08/2010 Mon - Sun

Prices
Adults (from 16 years)
1 day (Incl. virtual guiding) 26.06.2010 - 22.08.2010 75
Children
1 day (Incl. virtual guiding) 26.06.2010 - 22.08.2010 40
Family ticket
1 day (2 + 3 incl. virtual guiding) 26.06.2010 - 22.08.2010 200

from gardnos.no
Type of Crater: Simple

Crater Diameter: 5km

Age of Crater: 650,000,000.00

Crater Web Page: [Web Link]

View from the Coordinates:
Coordinates are very near from the Service Center.


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