Hickman Crater

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The Hickman Crater (also known as the Hickman impact crater) is a newly discovered probable meteorite impact crater, 35 kilometres north of Newman, Western Australia in the Ophthalmia Range. It was discovered by Arthur Hickman, a Government Geologist with the Geological Survey of Western Australia, in July 2007.[1] The discovery was made by chance while browsing Google Earth.[2]

The crater is about 260 metres wide and 30 metres deep, and is thought to be between 10,000 and 100,000 years old.


  1. ^ Glikson, A.Y.; Hickman, A.H. and Vickers, J. (2008). Hickman Crater, Ophthalmia Range, Western Australia: evidence supporting a meteorite impact origin. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 55(8), pp. 1107 – 1117.
  2. ^ Stephen Hutcheon (25 March 2008). "Sudden impact: Google unearths rare meteorite crater". The Age. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 

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Coordinates: 23°2′13.4″S 119°40′59.3″E / 23.037056°S 119.683139°E / -23.037056; 119.683139