Aouelloul crater

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Aouelloul is an impact crater in Mauritania.[1]

The crater is exposed, 390 metres (1,280 ft) wide and roughly circular. The rim rises up to 53 metres (174 ft) above the bottom of the crater. Sediments in the crater are approximately 23 metres (75 ft) thick. Its age is estimated to be 3.1 ± 0.3 million years (Pliocene).

Tektite is found around the crater.


Coordinates: 20°14′28″N 12°40′30″W / 20.24111°N 12.67500°W / 20.24111; -12.67500