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Holleford Crater, The

Discovered in 1955 by geologists studying aerial photographs of the Canadian Shield, the Holleford crater is generally believed to be the result of a giant meteorite hitting the earth some 500 million years ago. The crater is approximately 2.5 kilometres in diameter and 240 metres deep.

Location

At the site of the crater, Holleford Road, about 5 km northwest of Hartington - north of Kingston on Highway 38

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Frontenac

Municipality: Township of South Frontenac

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