Plevna/Tomvale Airport-Crater

PLEVNA/TOMVALE STRUCTURE

by: Charles O’Dale

  • Type: Simple
  • Age: <12,000 YearsaPLEISTOCENE
  • Diameter: 10 m
  • Location: N 44° 54’ 50″ W 76° 56’ 22″

a The structure appears to be created in the glacial remains of the Late Wisconsin North American glacial episode, 25,000–12,000 years ago.

The Plevna/Tomvale possible crater is the small circular gully at the end of the Tomvale Airport.
aThe structure appears to be created in the glacial remains of the Late Wisconsin North American glacial episode, 25,000–12,000 years ago.

Some time ago the Plevna/Tomvale structure was suggested to me, from an unknown source, as a possible impact crater. I was asked to explore it for documentation.

The structure is at the south-west end of the 05/23 2400 ft (732 m) long Tomvale airport.
This image from the south-west edge of the structure looks north east along the Tomvale runway.
This image from the north-east edge of the structure looking south west. Gillian and I are in the structure for scale.

Drilling the site may be the only possible means of identification.

Sidenote:

The geology of the Plevna/Tomvale structure is similar to Haviland and Whitecourt craters