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Name

VREDEFORT

StatusConfirmed
Country South Africa
CoordinatesLat. S 27°00' Long.E 27°30'
Diameter km 250.0
Age Ma or date 2023.0 ±4.0
Synonyms
Remarks Age of 1970 ±100 Myr and 2018 Myr offered. Several different diameters between 120 and 300km is offered. 140 km is one.
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