|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 50,000 years old meteorite impact crater located about 28 km W of Winslow.
The crater is privately owned by the Barringer family through their Barringer Crater Company.
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.
To see an aggregated list of all species click up to the 'Meteor Crater area' level.
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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252.17 - 298.9 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Permian (252.17 - 298.9 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
|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.