Sunday, March 8, 2015

Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater Silver Coin Crater Meteorites Series $1

Silver coin Crater Meteorites series $1 Antique finish 2015 Wavy Ultra High Relief with Real Meteorite Stone 1 oz

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.The European name for the crater comes from a nearby creek, which was in turn named after Robert Wolfe (early reports misspell the name as Wolf Creek), a prospector and storekeeper during the gold rush that established the town of Halls Creek

The crater was featured in the 2005 horror film Wolf Creek, and the sequel in 2013, Wolf Creek 2.

It was the setting for Arthur Upfield's 1962 novel The Will of the Tribe.

The Wolfe Creek crater has considerable claim to be the second most 'obvious' (i.e. relatively undeformed by erosion) meteorite crater known on Earth, after the famous Barringer Crater in Arizona.

The crater is mentioned in the children's science fiction book Alienology that says (in its universe) that a space craft crashed there.



Niue Island WOLFE CREEK METEORITE CRATER



Specifications


MetalSilver
Mintage666
Fineness (% purity)99.9
Content (Troy OZ)1 oz
Denomination (NZD)$1
Weight (g)31.10
Diameter (mm)38.61
Year of Issue2015
CountryNiue Island
EdgeSmooth
QualityAntique finish
Exterior DecorationWavy Ultra High Relief; Real meteorite inlay
Package type includesLuxury themed wooden box
Certificate of AuthenticityYes
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