May 05, 2007
The Ramon Crater, shown above, is a huge closed crater in the Negev region of Israel. There are very few similar geological structures like it in the world. This crater formed as rain and wind eroded softer limestone rocks (now the interior floor of the crater) while harder limestone rocks (now the crater walls) proved much more resistant to erosional forces. The darkened areas protruding up from the crater floor are ancient volcanic rock formations. Photo taken on January 14, 2006.