Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater National Park - WA

National Parks,Reserves Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -19.17194 127.796501
DMS: 19º 10' 18.98" S 127º 47' 47.4" E
UTM: 52 K 7879711mN 373455mE
Altitude: 328.14m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

811.19kms SouthWest of Darwin - Driving 1333 km (15 hours 47 mins)

Address & Contact

Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater National Park
Western Australia 6770
Phone: N/A
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Information

Wolfe Creek Crater is a meteorite impact crater (astrobleme) in Western Australia. It is accessed via the Tanami Road 105 km 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).

The local Djaru (Jaru) Aboriginal people know it as Kandimalal. It was brought to the attention of science 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.

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Closest Weather Station

Halls Creek at 22/01:00pm WST
Distance from Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater National Park 105.69km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
28.4°C23.6°C10%-6.1°C1015.7hPa0.0mmN11km/hr
6knots
22km/hr
12knots

Closest Climatic Station

Halls Creek Airport
Distance from Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater National Park 105.69km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.835.635.333.829.927.227.230.034.037.138.337.8
Mean Min. °C24.323.722.820.416.713.612.614.819.022.624.424.7
Mean Rain mm150.7143.082.721.412.85.46.01.94.617.837.482.2

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