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Country Saudi Arabia
CoordinatesLat. N 21°30.20' Long.E 50°28.36'
Diameter km 0.116
Age Ma or date 0.0045
Synonyms Al Hadida, Rub' al Khali Craters
Remarks Coordinates for the largest, a 110 meter, Philby B crater center (Gnos et.al. 2013).

Meteorite Wabar (Om IIIAB iron).

Diameter of 0.097km offered for the biggest crater. Age of 0.01 Myr offered. New studies of impactites and the site has given a new age aproximation from 135 to 450 years for the impact.

Craters of Wabar: Philby A) 0.064 km (Found 1932), Philby B) 0.11 km and C) 11 meter crater.
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CoM 1985 Graham, Bevan and Hutchison, ''Catalogue of Meteorites'', 4th Edition, (1985).
El-Baz 1971 El-Baz F. and El Goresy A., Meteoritics, vol.6, p.265 (1971)
Gibbons 1976b Gibbons R.V., Hörz F., Morris R.V. and Brownlee D.E., "Meteoritic Metal Fractionation in Terrestrial Impactites", LSC VII abstracts p.284-286 (1976)
Gnos et.al. 2013 Gnos E., Hofmann B.A., Halawani M.A., Tarabulsi Y., Hakeem M., Al Shanti M., Greber N.D., Holm S., Alwmark C., Greenwood R.C. and Ramseyer K., "The Wabar impact craters, Saudi Arabia, revisited". MAPS 48, Nr 10, 2000-2013 (2013)
Hodge 1994 Hodge, Paul W., ''Meteorite craters and impact structures of the Earth'', book, 122 pp, Cambridge University Press (1994)
Philby 1933 Philby H. St. J., ''The Empty Quarter'', London (1933)
Wynn 1997 Wynn J.C. and Shoemaker E.M., ''Secrets of the Wabar Craters'', Sky and Telescope, (November 1997)
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