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Sierra Madera Meteor Crater - Fort Stockton / Marathon

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Sierra Madera Meteor Crater - Fort Stockton / Marathon
« on: September 19, 2010, 05:19:33 PM »
As it was raining here in Helotes this afternoon, I was browsing the internet looking for things of interest in West Texas.  I came across the Sierra Madera crater which is a meteor impact site that is not far off Hwy 385 between Fort Stockton and Marathon.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Madera_crater

http://ceed.utpb.edu/geology-resources/west-texas-geology/sierra-madera-astrobleme/

http://www.randomuseless.info/sierramadera/sierramadera.html

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Re: Sierra Madera Meteor Crater - Fort Stockton / Marathon
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 05:57:09 PM »
That's awesome!  I always just assumed that was part of the glass mountains.  Makes me want to roam that area with a metal detector.

 


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