The Nördlinger Ries is an impact crater, large circular depression in western Bavaria, Germany, located north of the Danube in the district of Donau-Ries. The city of Nördlingen is located inside the depression, about 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) southwest of its centre.
The depression is interpreted as a meteorite impact crater formed 14.808 ± 0.038 million years ago in the Miocene. The crater is most commonly referred to simply as Ries crater or the Ries. The original crater rim had an estimated diameter of 24 kilometers (15 mi). The present floor of the depression is about 100 to 150 m (330 to 490 ft) below the eroded remains of the rim.
This is a really nice slice of impactite rock.
The specimen is sold in a nice membrane box with a signed label/certificate of authenticity.
- Mineral principal / Nombre del meteorito
- Cráter de meteorito de Nordlingen impactite
- Forma mineral / Tipos de meteoritos
- 9.6×9.5×0.3 cm
- 38.4 g
- Origen (región / ciudad)
- Origen (país)