[meteorite-list] NPA 04-25-1946 Meteor Crater Not Meteoritic, USGS

MARK BOSTICK thebigcollector at msn.com
Sun May 15 16:02:08 EDT 2005

Hello List,

Related to postings of this last week concerning Meteor Crater.

Paper: Nevada State Journal
City: Reno, Nevada
Date: Thursday, April 25, 1946
Page: 8 (of 12)

No Meteor Made Hole in Ground

      Meteor crater, near Winslow, Arizona, one of the intriguing phenomena 
of the southwest, subject of intensive study and much-gaped at by tourists, 
have been de-bunked, says Charles F. Willis in the Mining Journal.
     Contrary to popular conception, Dr. N. H. Darton of the U. S. 
Geological Survey maintains that the huge cavity was not formed by the 
impact of an enormous meteor, but as a result of a steam explosion.  For 
supporting evidence he points out that a similar but smaller crater which 
lies 120 miles to the east has a cinder cone in its center.


Clear Skies,
Mark Bostick
Wichita, Kansas


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