Unheralded Crater between the Bungle Bungles and Halls Creek

by Quentin

My wife and I recently returned from a trip to the Kimberley. On the flight back, we passed over a stunning crater formation that I'd never heard about before. This appeared to be a crater within a crater. The photo shows what we saw.

It came into view just after the Bungles and before flying over Halls Creek. So it definitely was not Wolfe Creek. A search on Google maps using the terrain function finds it instantly:

It is much bigger than Wolfe Creek and probably more spectacular, yet it doesn't even appear to have a name, let alone be at all accessible or protected with National Park status.

Can anyone shed any light on what this formation is? What do we call it? Is it indeed a meteorite crater? Can we get to it? Why has it not become one of the attractions of the Kimberley?

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Nov 04, 2020
I've got video footage of it
by: strawny

I thought the exact same thing when we flew over it last January. Surely it would be recognised and named if it was an actual meteor crater. Just been looking on Google can't find anything about it...

Nov 27, 2021
Unheralded Crater
by: Deano

This is the surface scarring of an electrical plasma discharge where energy was thrown up in to the negative atmosphere.
These are really quite rare on Earth due to erosion (but see the Richat in Mauritania), however they are all over the Moon and Mars, together with other geographical structures created by electricity.

Check out the Thunderbolts Project on YouTube for informational videos and it will all make sense, especially if you know about arc welding.

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