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             David Roddy, USGS
History, Background
n   http://www.barringercrater.com/science/
View from South Rim
         Visitor’s Center
Why is Meteor Crater almost
Square?
Answer: fractured at fault lines
Close-up of fault
Another fault
Early Mining Operations




Barringer hoped to find extensive Fe deposits from the giant
meteorite – but most was vaporized on impact
Silica Sand Possibility
Christmas Tree in Sand
Largest Meteorite Fragment




 Original Meteor believed to be about 43 m across

				
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