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Lunar Crater, the area's most outstanding geological phenomenon. Named to the National Natural Landmark Register in 1973, Lunar Crater is almost 4,000 feet across, 430 feet deep, and more than 400 acres in size. Used in the late 60s to train astronauts for the Appollo moon missions, Lunar Crater Volcanic Field covers over 100 square miles, and contains cinder cones, lava flows and craters.

The Fantastic landscape was formed when molten lava surfaced along a fault line in the earth's crust, flowing out across the landscape and cooling to become basalt.

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