Wells Creek crater

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Shatter cones developed in fine grained dolomite from the Wells Creek crater

Wells Creek is an impact crater located near Cumberland City, Tennessee. It is 7.5 miles (12 km) in diameter and the age is estimated to be 200±100 Ma (million years old), placing it in the Jurassic or a neighboring period. The crater is exposed to the surface. The center of the crater contains some of the finest shatter cones in the world. Many have been collected and are on display around the world.[1]


  1. ^ "Wells Creek". Earth Impact Database. University of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2009-08-17.

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Coordinates: 36°22′40″N 87°39′30″W / 36.37778°N 87.65833°W / 36.37778; -87.65833