Meteor Crater


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Meteor Crater, south of highway 66 betwee Winslow and Flgstaff, Arizona.

This crater was formed by the falling of an immense meteor which threw out over 300,000,0000 tons of debris. It is 700 feet deep and three miles in circumference. The meteor is estimated to weigh 5,000,000 tons and is composed of iron, nickel, platinum and other rare materials. The crater is easily accesible to visitors.


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