National Geographic : 1928 Jun
Photograph by Capt. Albert W. Stevens THE GRAVE OF THE METEOR SEEN FROM AN ELEVATION OF 5,000 FEET From rim to rim, Meteor Crater measures four-fifths of a mile. It is 570 feet deep. Millions of tons of stone were pulverized and splashed out, creating the numerous mounds encircling the crater. The specks on the left edge are stone blocks weighingthousands oftons (see illustration, page 730). When this view was made the airplane was flying northwest of Meteor Crater, and was, for the moment, on almost the same line and angle from which the meteorite is supposed to have struck. A drilling derrick surmounts an upraised sector of the far side,beneath which the main mass of nickel-iron is believed to have buried itself to a depth of more than 1,300 feet.