It’s not every day that you get to explore for nickel in a crater formed by an ancient meteor strike, but that’s exactly what North American Nickel is doing at its Maniitsoq project in Greenland.

In June 2012, researchers from the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) announced that the area, about 160 kilometers north of Nuuk, the territory’s capital, is the site of Earth’s oldest—and biggest—meteor impact. The meteor, which may have had a diameter of more than 30 kilometers, smashed into the region some 3 billion years ago, tearing open a crater some 100 kilometers wide, according to the GEUS’ findings. Since then, the land has eroded to about 25 kilometers below the original surface, leaving little sign of the crater today.

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