Sierra Madera crater

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Sierra Madera Crater
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Sierra Madera viewed from US Hwy 385
Impact crater/structure
Confidence Confirmed[1]
Diameter 8 mi (13 km)
Age 100 million years
Exposed Yes
Drilled Yes
Location Pecos County, West Texas
Coordinates 30°36′N 102°55′W / 30.600°N 102.917°W / 30.600; -102.917Coordinates: 30°36′N 102°55′W / 30.600°N 102.917°W / 30.600; -102.917[2]
Country United States
Sierra Madera is located in Texas
Sierra Madera
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Sierra Madera in Texas
Topo map Sierra Madera

Sierra Madera crater is a meteorite crater (astrobleme) in southwestern Pecos County, Texas, United States.[1] The central peak of the rebound structure of the impact crater rises 793 ft (242 m) above the surrounding land.[3] The peak is visible from U.S. Highway 385 between Fort Stockton, Texas and Marathon, Texas. The Sierra Madera crater is located on private property on the La Escalera Ranch.

It is 13 km (8 mi) in diameter and the age is estimated to be less than 100 million years (Cretaceous or younger).[1]

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