Science: Meteor Crater

Near Coon Butte, Ariz., is a mysterious pit nearly a mile in diameter called Meteor Crater (TIME, March 25). Last week miners hired by Philadelphia's Daniel Moreau Barringer said that at 1,400 ft. depth they had found the main body of the meteor which made the pit. Drill- ings show 90% iron, 7% nickel, traces of iridium and platinum.


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