Kelly West Meteorite Impact Crater - NT

  Point of Interest

Position

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

Description

Place Type

Recreation - Point of Interest

Location

891.18kms South of Darwin

Address & Contact

Warumungu NT
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Information

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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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Tennant Creek at 29/02:00pm CST
Distance from Kelly West Meteorite Impact Crater 40.13km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
35.7°C31.7°C11%0.7°C1010.3hPa0.0mmNW11km/hr
6knots
22km/hr
12knots

Closest Climatic Station

Tennant Creek Airport
Distance from Kelly West Meteorite Impact Crater 40.13km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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 mm110.0124.357.418.08.55.24.91.67.920.641.170.2

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