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Meteorite crater - Mythbusters

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Hidden : 12/03/2006
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Geocache Description:

Cache is near a hunters' lurking-place by a tree with three trunks.

According to a myth there is a meteorite crater here. Please help us confirm or "bust" this myth. We came to know from this place from an article in "Élet és Tudomány" (Life and Science) Hungarian magazine (2006 44th edition), that 4 km south of Veszprém city and 2 kms from Szentkirályszabadja author of the article (Dr. Lajos Négyesi) has discovered an object that seems a meteorite crater. He has made this discovery during browsing the satellite images of the well-known GoogleEarth.

It was my grandfather - Hauser József -, who has called our attention to this article. On the same day we went out and have inspected this place.

One can really see a huge depression about 800 meters across, and has a depth of approx 25 meters. People tend to think about such cosmic interesting thins at a place like this. Let's play, that we are Jamie and Adam from Mythbusters (Discovery Channel). Let's bust on confirm, that this is a meteorite crater.

We kindly ask you to help us in this task. If you go out to seek this cache, please collect proof, if the object, that is really there is really a meteorite crater?

Please publish your findings in your logs on this website, and please upload photos.

How to find the place: From the road between Veszprém and Balatonalmádi turn off at N47° 3,9870' E17° 57,1230' 307 m [GCMKRA+letérés] to south-southwest. Follow this agricultural road to reach the edge of the crater and to get near the cache.

Offered parking place: N 47° 3,5770' E 17° 56,6020' 300 m [GCMKRA+parkoló]

The eastern edge of the crater can be reached from road no 73. Turn off this road at N 47° 3,5760' E 17° 55,5480' 307 m [GCMKRA+Ny-letérés] to reach a good lookout place at N 47° 3,6050' E 17° 55,8940' 296 m [GCMKRA+Kilátás]. You will see a nice view of the inner part of the crater here.

Wildlife: We have found numerous signs of rich wildlife. There are several hunters' lurking-towers, and a feeding place for the wild animals. We have seen footprints of deers, roes. We've seen a large predator bird pair also. We kindly ask everyone to take care during their visit not to disturb the life of wild animals. Also we need to care for the interests of the hunters and the agriculture (e.g.: please do not step on the cropland.

Hunting: We kindly call the attention of our cacher fellows, that there may be hunting actions around this place. So if you hear or see hunters around, its better to keep out (!!) and seek this cache at a later time. Nighttime is even more dangerous! We do NOT recommend seeking at night!

We wish you a good investigation!

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