Christmas Tree Farm
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
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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