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This 220 million-year-old crater is in sedimentary rocks that are about 300 million years old.
The craters diameter is roughly 13 kilometres, and its innermost bowl is rimmed by rocks rising 420 meters above the surrounding land. It is Brazils best preserved impact crater.

Serra da Cangalha is an impact crater in the State of Tocantins, near the border of Maranhão State, in northeastern Brazil.
The crater is between 12 and 13 km in diameter, making it the second-largest known crater in Brazil. Its age is estimated to be about 220 million years (Triassic period). The name means Pack-Saddle Mountains in Portuguese.

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Google earth file: Serra Da Cangalha Crater.kmz (2kb, kmz)



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Serra da Cangalha is a meteorite crater (astrobleme) in the State of Tocantins, near to the border of Maranhão State, in northeastern Brazil.
The Serra da Cangalha impactor landed 220 million years ago into largely undisturbed sediments laid down some 300 million years ago.

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The Terra satellite took this picture on June 23, 2006.
The craters diameter is roughly 13 kilometres, and its innermost bowl is rimmed by rocks rising 420 meters above the surrounding land.

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Latitude:   8° 5'6.19"S, Longitude:  46°51'31.38"W



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