Shoemaker Meteorite Impact Crater - WA

  Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -25.847679 120.895103
DMS: 25º 50' 51.64" S 120º 53' 42.37" E
UTM: 51 J 7139495mN 289046mE
Altitude: 531.12m

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

835.67kms NorthEast of Perth

Address & Contact

Lake Nabberu
Wiluna WA
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Information

Shoemaker (formerly known as Teague Ring) is an impact structure (or astrobleme), the deeply eroded remnant of a former impact crater, situated in arid central Western Australia, about 100 klm North-Northeast of Wiluna.It is 30 km in diameter and the age is estimated to be 1630 million years (Paleoproterozoic). The crater contains seasonal lakes that produce salt deposits as they evaporate. The crater is exposed to the surface. Crater is regarded as the oldest known Australian impact structure to date. A dark, crescent-shaped inner ring surrounds the core, which consists of uplifted granitic rocks. The outer ring is composed of Precambrian sedimentary rocks.
Named after American geologist and comet hunter Eugene Shoemaker, who tragically died in a car accident in 1997 while on an expedition involving meteorite impact craters.

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Carnegie at 14/09:00am WST
Distance from Shoemaker Meteorite Impact Crater 208.15km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
17.6°C13.0°C65%10.9°C1023.8hPa0.0mmE26km/hr
14knots
km/hr
knots

Closest Climatic Station

Wiluna
Distance from Shoemaker Meteorite Impact Crater 106.26km SW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.036.534.029.223.819.919.421.926.330.334.036.8
Mean Min. °C22.922.119.615.110.06.75.46.89.913.917.821.1
Mean Rain mm35.138.035.829.325.224.015.110.24.67.111.222.3

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