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Coordinates 32° 42′ 33.8″ S, 24° 25′ 52.1″ E

Reliefkarte: Südafrika


South Africa

Kalkkop Crater is an impact crater in South Africa. The crater is located in the area of a private farm about 50 kilometers south of the town of Graaf Reinet in the Eastern Cape province. It takes its name from two Afrikaans words: “lime” meaning limestone, “kop” meaning head.

The impact took place about 250,000 years ago in the Pleistocene and created a crater 640 meters in diameter and a few hundred meters deep, today it is filled with sediments and still 88 meters deep. Only an eroded ring is still visible on the surface.

See also

  • List of impact craters of the earth

Web links

  • Kalkkop.In: EarthImpact Database.