Vredefort crater

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Vredefort Dome
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
The multiple-ringed Vredefort Crater
CriteriaNaitural: viii
Inscription2005 (29t Session)

Vredefort crater is the lairgest verified impact crater tae hae existed on Earth, mair nor 300 km athort.[1][2] It wis locatit in the present-day Free State Province o Sooth Africae an named efter the toun o Vredefort, which is situatit near its centre. While the crater itself haes lang syne erodit away, remainin geological structurs at its centre are kent as the Vredefort Dome or Vredefort impact structur. In 2005, the Vredefort Dome wis added tae the leet o UNESCO Warld Heritage Steids for its geologic interest.

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  1. "Vredefort". Earth Impact Database. University of New Brunswick. Retrieved 30 December 2008. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |accessyear= (help)
  2. "Deep Impact - The Vredefort Dome". Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory. 1 August 2006. Retrieved 19 September 2007.