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Wetumpka Impact Crater
Insect Burrow
This insect burrow was found on a core sample at 357.5 feet. This insect lived during the days of the dinosaurs some 80 million years ago!
Dr. David T. King, Jr. Professor of Geology at Auburn University was the principal investigator of the project
Jens Ormo, Ph.D. from Spain's Center for Astrobiology in Madrid, Spain was the co-investigator              
(Left to Right)
Wetumpka Impact Crater 
Alabama Historic Marker located on US Hwy 231
Wetumpka Impact Crater 
Alabama Historic Marker located on US Hwy 231
The contracted driller was Boart Longyear of Wytheville, Virginia
The contracted driller was Boart Longyear of Wytheville, Virginia
Drilling Site on the Frank Wadsworth Property
Dr. Jens Ormo - Dr. David King - Drill Manager
Dr. Jens Ormo - Dr. David King - Frank Wadsworth
Dr. David King - Dr. Jens Ormo
Dr. David King - Dr. Jens Ormo
Dr. David King - Dr. Jens Ormo
Lucie talking to Jens
 Jens and David looking at core samples
 Jens and David washing a core sample
Dr. King placing core sample on washing table.
Jens and David placing core sample into box for transporting
Jens and David examining a core sample.
The Barn on the Wadsworth Property. Behind the barn is where the drill site was located.
The Outhouse next to the drill site
Close up of a core sample box.
Drill Manager
The Drill Team
Insect Burrow found on a core sample. This insect lived during the age of the dinosaurs over 80 million years ago.
Close up of a core sample box.
Insect Burrow found on a core sample. This insect lived during the age of the dinosaurs over 80 million years ago.
Insect Burrow found on a core sample. This insect lived during the age of the dinosaurs over 80 million years ago.
Settlement Tank from the drill rig.
Drill pipe
The Drill Team
Dr. King and Frank Wadsworth
Dr. King and his wife Lucille
Wetumpka Impact Crater Project
AU Scientific Core Hole #09-04  "Wadsworth well" Drilled from June 27 to July 10, 2009
Depth - 715 feet - The driller was Boart Longyear of Wytheville, Virginia.
Discovery: This core hole penetrated the collapsed southern rim of the crater and crater-filling sands.
Funded by a NASA grant to Auburn University
Dr. David T. King, Jr. Professor of Geology at Auburn University was the principal investigator of the project.
Dr. Jens Ormo, Centro de Astrobiologia - Madrid, Spain; Dr. Lucille Beardsley, Auburn; and Mr. R. Scott Harris, Georgia State University, Atlanta were Dr. King's colleagues and co-investigators in the study. 
Drilling Location: Wadsworth Property 
Wetumpka Impact Crater
History and Origin Presentation
Prepared by Auburn University
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Earth Impact Database 
Crater Name - Wetumpka
Additional Information on the Wetumpka Impact Crater
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