The Barringer Crater Company is a family-owned enterprise dedicated to the preservation of the Barringer Meteorite Crater and to furthering the understanding of the science of meteoritics.
Daniel Moreau Barringer, the company's founder, was the first to identify the Crater, located near Flagstaff, Arizona, as a meteoritic impact site. He founded the company more than 100 years ago and through it, maintained his abiding interest in impact events. His descendants own and operate the company under the same principles that guided him: the company operates as a privately held business, with each of the eight branches of his family — most now in the fourth generation — represented on the board of directors.
Recognizing that the Crater is a unique natural landmark of great scientific importance, strong public interest, and significant educational value, it is the company's long-held policy to maintain the property in as nearly a natural state as possible and to ensure appropriate access by the public. The company has also long been committed to making the Crater available to the scientific community for ongoing research and field study.