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Crater Name
Location
Latitude
Longitude
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Exposed
Drilled
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
South Australia
S 32° 1'
E 135° 27'
90
~ 590
Y
N
C
Chondrite
Northern Territory
S 20° 55'
E 134° 50'
~20
1640 - 600
Y
N
M
-
Northern Territory
S 22° 37'
E 135° 12'
0.17
0.0054 ± 0.0015
Y
N
C
IIAB
Western Australia
S 23° 32'
E 124° 45'
9
< 60
Y
N
S
-
South Australia
S 34° 43'
E 139° 2'
8.5
> 35
Y
N
C-Ms
-
Western Australia
S 27° 38'
E 117° 17'
0.02
~ 0.27
Y
N
C
Stony Iron
South Australia
S 34° 37'
E 139° 4'
10
> 35
Y
N
C-Ms
-
Northern Territory
S 16° 40'
E 136° 47'
6
> 545
Y
N
M
-
Western Australia
S 23° 59'
E 121° 34'
~19
< 508
Y
N
M
-
Western Australia
S 18° 20'
E 126° 40'
5.1
< 50
Y
N
S
-
Northern Territory
S 23° 49'
E 132° 19'
22
142.5 ± 0.8
Y
Y
S
-
Northern Territory
S 13° 28'
E 135° 2'
3
< 1400
Y
N
S
-
Northern Territory
S 24° 34'
E 133° 8'
0.15
0.0042 ± 0.0019
Y
N
S
IIIAB
Northern Territory
S 19° 56'
E 133° 57'
10
> 550
N
N
C-Ms
-
Queensland
S 18° 40'
E 138° 39'
18
> 515
Y
N
M
-
Northern Territory
S 12° 24'
E 134° 3'
1.6
150 ± 70
Y
N
S
-
Northern Territory
S 15° 30'
E 131° 11'
~7.5
1402±440
Y
N
S
-
South Australia
S 27° 57'
E 135° 22'
4
< 110
Y
N
S
-
Western Australia
S 17° 32'
E 128° 25'
7
< 360
Y
N
S
-
Western Australia
S 25° 52'
E 120° 53'
30
1630 ± 5
Y
N
M
-
Western Australia
S 16° 44'
E 126° 5'
13
> 570
Y
N
S
-
Northern Territory
S 15° 12'
E 133° 35'
25
646 ± 42
Y
N
M
Achondrite
Queensland
S 27° 7'
E 142° 50'
55
128 ± 5
N
Y
M
-
Western Australia
S 22° 58'
E 125° 22'
0.08
< 1
Y
N
S
IIAB
Western Australia
S 19° 10'
E 127° 48'
0.87
< 0.3
Y
N
S
IIIAB
Western Australia
S 26° 3'
E 114° 39'
40
364 ± 8
N
Y
M
-
Western Australia
S 27° 10'
E 118° 50'
30
~ 2000
Y
N
C
-
  * pre-1977 K-Ar, Ar-Ar and Rb-Sr ages recalculated using the decay constants of Steiger and Jager (1977) Ages in millions of years (Ma) before present.

** Abbreviations: C - Crystalline Target; C-Ms - Metasedimentary Target; M - Mixed Target (i.e.sedimentary strata overlying crystalline basement); S - sedimentary target (i.e. no crystalline rocks affected by the impact event). From Osinski. G. R., Spray J. G., and Grieve R. A. F. 2007. Impact melting in sedimentary target rocks: A synthesis. In The Sedimentary Record of Meteorite Impacts, Geological Society of America Special Paper. Editors: Evans K. Horton W., King D., Morrow J., and Warme J. Geological Society of America: Boulder, in press.

***
From Koeberl,C. Identification of meteoritic components in impactites. 1998, Koeberl, C. The Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry of Impacts. 2007 and PASSC Files. (IAB, IIIAB, IIIB, IIID - Iron Meteorite)

 

 

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