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Goat paddock cryptoexplosion crater, Western Australia

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DOI: 10.1038/286704a0

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Goat Paddock, a crater slightly over 5 km in diameter (18??20??? S, 126??40???E), lies at the north edge of the King Leopold Range/Mueller Range junction in the Kimberley district, Western Australia (Fig. 1). It was noted as a geological anomaly in 1964 during regional mapping by the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics and the Geological Survey of Western Australia. The possibility of its being a meteorite impact crater has been discussed1, although this suggestion was subsequently ignored2. Two holes were drilled by a mining corporation in 1972 to test whether kimberlite underlay the structure. Here we report the findings of five days of reconnaissance in August 1979 which established that Goat Paddock is a cryptoexplosion crater containing shocked rocks and an unusually well exposed set of structural features. ?? 1980 Nature Publishing Group.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Goat paddock cryptoexplosion crater, Western Australia
Series title:
Nature
DOI:
10.1038/286704a0
Volume
286
Issue:
5774
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Nature
First page:
704
Last page:
706