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Odessa Meteor Crater

Odessa Meteor Crater
Odessa Meteor Crater

Odessa Meteor Crater is one of only two known meteor sites in the country. It contains two meteorite impact craters, with the larger of the two measuring 550 feet in diameter. Meteorites of nickel-iron composition have been found in the craters and within a two square mile north and northwest of the area.

Location: Ector County, TX

Year designated: 1965

Acres: 40

Ownership: County

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012