In 1949, Russian geologists discovered a crater with a volume of 230,000-250,000 cubic meters in Irkutsk, Siberia. The Patomskiy crater was given such a name by geologists.
The crater has an unusual form, with a dome in the center and a circular hill surrounding it. The dome is 80 meters high, and the slope that surrounds it is 150 meters in circumference.
The crater was discovered 350 years before the Tunguska event, which is thought to have been caused by a meteorite fall.
Despite the fact that this crater was thought to be caused by a meteorite, there was no evidence to support this theory. In reality, no one knows what caused this crater to form.
Russian scientists believe that a massive iron item with an immense density is buried under this crater at a depth of 150 meters. The most fascinating feature of the crater, which surprised researchers, is that it changes shape. Another peculiar feature of this crater is that the trees around it grow at a higher rate than usual.
One of Russian scientists’ working theories is that the crater is still a natural geological feature.
St. Petersburg’s Viktor Sergeyevich Antipin According to the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Petersburg Institute of Geochemistry, this crater might be of natural origin, and there is no evidence to support the hypothesis that it is a crater caused by a meteorite impact.
He delivered these remarks during a seminar on the issue hosted by the Saint Petersburg Mining Institute.