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Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater $1 1oz .999 pure silver coin, antique finish, proof.
Second coin in series. Amazing coin with an authentic fragment of meteorite inlaid. It depicts the very famous Meteor Crater created by the meteorite impact about 300,000 years ago in Western Australia.
The coin features Ultra High Relief, antique finish and mintage is extremely limited to only 666 pcs. worldwide!
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|Face Value :||1 Dollar|
|Metal :||.999 Fine silver|
|Weight :||1 oz|
|Size :||38.61 mm|
|Quality :||Proof antique finish|
|Mintage :||Only 666 pcs. worldwide|
|Series :||Crater Meteorites|
|Certificate of Authenticity :||Yes|
|Original ETUI box/case :||Yes|
Wolfe Creek Crater is a well-preserved meteorite impact crater (astrobleme) in Western Australia. It is accessed via the Tanami Road 150 km (93 mi) south of the town of Halls Creek. The crater is central to the Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater National Park.
The crater averages about 875 metres in diameter, 60 metres from rim to present crater floor and it is estimated that the meteorite that formed it had a mass of about 50,000 tonnes, while the age is estimated to be less than 300,000 years (Pleistocene). Small numbers of iron meteorites have been found in the vicinity of the crater, as well as larger so-called 'shale-balls', rounded objects made of iron oxide, some weighing as much as 250 kg.
It was brought to the attention of scientists after being spotted during an aerial survey in 1947, investigated on the ground two months later, and reported in publication in 1949.
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