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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: $220.00
Sale price: $195.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day

Product Description

Vredefort Crater Impact Melt Rock Polished Face
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: 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 Dome. Photo cube and display base not included. Easily available if you ask.

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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