Lunar Crater National Natural Landmark

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Lunar Crater as seen from the overlook, July 2014

Lunar Crater National Natural Landmark is a volcanic field landmark located 70 miles (110 km) east-northeast of Tonopah in Nye County, in central Nevada. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1973.

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A 400-acre (1.6 km2) crater that is thought to have been formed by several volcanic explosions, and is one of two maars in the volcanic field of the Pancake Range.

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Coordinates: 38°23′02″N 116°04′09″W / 38.383968°N 116.069167°W / 38.383968; -116.069167