Wolf Creek

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

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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 First Nations people, 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.


LOCATION: Western Australia, Australia

AGE: ~ 300,000 years

DIAMETER: 875 meters (0.5 mile)