Contest #788 – Amguid Crater, 100 KM from Amguel, Algeria

Located in the Sahara, a very long way from anything resembling a town or even a road, this impact crater was created less than 100,000 years ago, making it a relatively new blemish on the face of the earth. An indication of just how remote it is is that the first mention of it in scientific literature was a note about it being seen from a plane in 1948. The first documented visit to the crater was 21 years later in 1969.

The crater is striking in that it is almost perfectly circular.

Those who found it before the hint were:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Glenmorren
  • Garfield
  • Graham Hedley
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Martin de Bock
  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Tamas Ny
  • Zorro the Fox

And after the hint:

  • Andreas Meister
  • Gillian B
  • CuriousJM