Kelly West Meteorite Impact Crater - NT



DEG: -19.928671 133.949493
DMS: 19º 55' 43.22" S 133º 56' 58.18" E
UTM: 53 K 7796068mN 390057mE
Altitude: 317.58m


Place Type

Geography - Crater


891.18kms South of Darwin

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Warumungu NT
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Kelly West ,40klm S.W of Tennant Creek is a deeply eroded impact crater, (impact structure or astrobleme), situated in the central Northern Territory. It was discovered during Government geological mapping and first reported in 1973, the evidence for impact coming principally from an abundance of shatter cones at the site.
The surface expression of Kelly West comprises a circular hill of Palaeoproterozoic quartzite about 2 km in diameter, interpreted as a central uplift of a larger complex impact crater.Recent geophysical interpretation suggests an original crater diameter of 6.6 km,The age is poorly constrained, but must be older than Middle Cambrian because sedimentary rocks of this age overlie the central uplift and were not deformed by the impact event.
The Kelly West impact structure is one of a several on the Australian continent that have been discovered and studied over the last two decades. Only the central uplift (2 km diameter) of the structure is exposed.
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Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Tennant Creek Airport
Distance from Kelly West Meteorite Impact Crater 40.13km NE
Mean Max. °C36.735.734.331.627.524.424.527.531.634.736.437.2
Mean Min. °C25.024.523.220.316.312.812.214.418.421.723.724.9
Mean Rain mm110.0124.357.418.

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