Sierra Madera crater

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Sierra Madera crater viewed from the north rim on US Hwy 385

Sierra Madera crater is a meteorite crater (astrobleme)[1] in southwestern Pecos County, Texas, United States. The central peak of the rebound structure of the impact crater rises 793 feet (242 m) above the surrounding land.[2] 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 in diameter and the age is estimated to be less than 100 million years (Cretaceous or younger).

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  1. ^ "Sierra Madera". Earth Impact Database. University of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Sierra Madera". Handbook of Texas. Texas State Historical Association. 2008-01-08. Retrieved 2013-10-20.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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Coordinates: 30°36′N 102°55′W / 30.600°N 102.917°W / 30.600; -102.917