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Giant of the outback
One of Earth's largest intact meteorite craters, Wolf Creek Crater was long known only to the Djaru Aborigines, who called it Kandimalal. Their legend describes a rainbow snake that emerged from the crater and formed a nearby creek as it slithered away. In 1947, oil company geologists spotted the stunning crater during an airplane survey of some of Australia's most remote desert.
WOLF CREEK CRATER
LOCATION: Western Australia, Australia
AGE: ~ 300,000 years
DIAMETER: 875 meters (0.5 mile)
Found 1947 South of Hall’s Creek, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Topic: Earth Science
Keywords: Astrogeology, Astrophysics, Earth (Planet)--Surface, Meteorite craters, Meteorites