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Vredefort Crater Impact Structure Melt Rock

Vredefort Crater Impact Melt Rock Polished Face
Vredefort Crater Impact Melt Rock Polished Face
Item# JPT-12127
Regular price: $225.00
Sale price: $220.00
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Vredefort Crater Impact Melt Rock Polished Face
The Vredefort Crater is currently the largest verified crater on Earth, located in South Africa. This superb specimen of meteorite impact melt rock came from the Vredefort crater, which is one of the most important impact craters on Earth.

This crater gets its named after the town of Vredefort, which is situated near its center, and from which it gets it's name. The crater has a diameter of about 186 miles, larger than the 124 miles diameter Sudbury Crater, and the 106 miles diameter "dinosaur killing" Chicxulub crater.

The Vredefort meteorite impact crater is the third oldest known crater on Earth. The age is estimated to be about 2 billion years, having impacted our planet during the Paleoproterozoic era. The Yarrabubba crater, in Australia, is the second oldest crater - at 2.229 billion years old. The Suavjarvi crater, in Russia, is 2.4 billion years old and it is the oldest impact crater on Earth.

Melt rock size: 65mm H X 70 mm W X 18mm D, Weight: 151.8 grams. Beautiful specimen. Many great features! Flat and lightly polished front and back.

Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity, tag (shown), tag stand, information about Vredefort crater. Photo cube and display base not included.

Here is an opportunity to own a piece of melt rock from one of the most impressive meteorite impact craters on Earth!

Size: 65mm H X 70 mm W X 18mm D, Weight: 151.8 grams. Beautiful specimen. Many great features!

This superb specimen of melt rock from one of the most important impact craters on Earth ships with a Certificate of Authenticity, tag (shown), tag stand, information about Vredefort crater. Photo cube and display base not included.

Here is an opportunity to own a piece of melt rock from one of the most impressive meteorite impact craters on Earth!




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