GEOHERITAGE SITES Lonar: The Impact Crater

The Lonar in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra, formed due to the impact of a meteorite on the Deccan basalt, is geologically unique. It is the only pristine impact crater that was formed in basaltic rocks. The impact crater is also historically significant with valuable archaeological archives. The crater and its surroundings are of interest to geologists, historians as well as to those who enjoy viewing such spectacular trysts of nature.

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