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Darwin Crater

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Date Posted:May 28th, 2006
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Description: Darwin Crater was discovered in 1972 by Ramsay J. Ford. The crater lies 26 km south of Queenstown Tasmania.
The crater was formed by a 20 - 50 m diameter asteroid that struck the Earth approximately 730,000 +/- 40,000 years ago.
The crater has a diameter of 1.2km and is 230 metres deep. It was a lake until about 30 000 years ago, today it is filled with sediment. The crater is associated with an extensive silica glassfields.
Molten rock ejected from the crater covers more than 400 km of western Tasmania. *Admin Note: Correct location but sadly, cloud covered.


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