Goat Paddock Meteorite Impact Crater - WA



DEG: -18.34231 126.666702
DMS: 18º 20' 32.32" S 126º 40' 0.13" E
UTM: 52 K 7970361mN 253417mE
Altitude: 222.81m


Place Type

Geography - Crater


790.08kms SouthWest of Darwin

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Louisa Downs
Western Australia
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Goat Paddock is a 5 km-diameter near-circular bowl-shaped depression in a range of gently dipping Proterozoic sandstone in the Kimberley Region of northern Western Australia, 106 klm West of Halls Creek. It is interpreted as an ancient meteorite impact crater, the evidence including breccia containing melted rocks, silica glass, shatter cones and shocked quartz.Drilling shows that the crater is filled with about 200 m of ancient lake sediments containing Early Eocene pollen, this age thus giving a minimum estimate for the age of the crater itself.The crater is not perfectly circular, but slightly elongated in a north–south direction, suggesting that the projectile struck at low angle from either the north or south.
It is situated just 45 Klm North West of Kurinyjiyan and the Great Northern Highway

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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Halls Creek Airport
Distance from Goat Paddock Meteorite Impact Crater 105.93km E
Mean Max. °C36.835.635.333.829.927.
Mean Min. °C24.323.722.820.416.713.612.614.819.022.624.424.7
Mean Rain mm150.7143.082.721.412.

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