Meteor Crater (Barringer Crater), Meteor Crater area, Winslow, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||35° 1' 41'' North , 111° 1' 20'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||35.02806,-111.02250|
|Köppen climate type:||BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate|
A meteorite impact crater located about 28 km W of Winslow.
NOTE: Species listed on this page are either terrestrial occurrences that pre-existed the meteoric impact or are the results of the meteorite impact. Additional species are listed under the Canyon Diablo meteorite, which impacted the earth here. Those species occur in the meteorite itself and are distributed within, and beyond the crater.
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7 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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|Roadian - Kungurian|
268.8 - 279.3 Ma
|Permian sedimentary rocks|
Age: Permian (268.8 - 279.3 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Kaibab Formation; Toroweap Formation; Coconino Sandstone
Description: Gray to tan, cherty limestone of Kaibab and Toroweap Formations, and underlying white to tan, fine-grained Coconino Sandstone. Limestone was deposited in a shallow sea, and sandstone was deposited in near-shore dunes and beach settings. (270-280 Ma)
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. 
Chao, E.C.T. et al. (1960) First natural occurrence of coesite. Science: 132: 220-222.
Chao, E.C.T. et al. (1962) Stishovite, a very high-pressure new mineral from Meteor Crater, Arizona. Journal of Geophysical Reseach: 67: 419-421.
Fahey, J.J. (1964) Recovery of coesite and stishovite from Coconino Sandstone of Meteor Crater, Arizona. American Mineralogist: 49: 1643-1647.
Mead, C. et al. (1965) Metallic spheroids from Meteor Crater, Arizona. American Mineralogist: 50: 667-681.
Bohn, E. and W. Stöber (1966) Coesit und Stishovit als isolierte natürliche Mineralien. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie: 89-96.
Gigl, P.D. and Dachille, F. (1968) Effect of pressure and temperature on the reversal transitions of stishovite. Meteorites: 4: 123-136.
Shoemaker, E.M. and Kieffer, S.W. (1974) Guide to the Astronaut Trail at Meteor Crater, in Shoemaker, E.M., and Kieffer, S.W., eds., Guidebook to the geology of Meteor Crater, Arizona, prepared... for the 37th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, August 7, 1974: Tempe, Arizona State University, Center for Meteorite Studies, Publication No. 17: 34-62 [reprinted 1988].
Anthony, J.W. et al. (1995) Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 180, 274, 383, 403.