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Vredefort Crater Impact Structure Melt Rock
The Vredefort Crater or dome is currently the largest verified crater on Earth. It is located in the Free State Province of South Africa and is 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 roughly 155 - 186 miles, larger than the 124 miles diameter Sudbury Crater, and the 106 miles diameter "dinosaur killing" Chicxulub crater.
The Vredefort impact crater has the additional notoriety of being the second oldest known crater on Earth. The age is estimated to be over 2 billion years, impacting during the Paleoproterozoic era. The Suavjarvi crater, in Russia, is only three hundred million years older than Vredefort.
Size: 112mm H X 85 mm W X 18mm D, Weight: 194.6 grams. Polished face. Rough back.
This very nice Vredefort impact crater melt rock ships with a Certificate of Authenticity, tag (shown), tag stand, wooden display stand and information about the specimen. Photo cube not included.
Here is an opportunity to own a piece of melt rock from one of the oldest and largest impact structures on Earth!
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