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Carancas

Crater Name
Location
Latitude
Longitude
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Exposed
Drilled
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Carancas
Peru
S 16° 40'
W 69° 03'
0.0135 km
0.000007
Y
N
S
C

 

References
Brown, P., ReVelle, D.O., Silber, E.A., Edwards, W.N., Arrowsmith, S., Jackson Jr, L.E., Tancredi, G. and Eaton, D. 2008. Analysis of a crater-forming meteorite impact in Peru. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, E09007, doi:10.1029/2008JE003105.
Ceron Loayza, M.L. and Bravo Cabrejos, J.A. 2008. Preliminary characterization of samples from the Carancas (Puno, Peru) Meteorite and its crater. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas (abstract #2356).
Harris, R.S., Schultz, P.H. and Tancredi, G. 2008. Preliminary petrologic analysis of impact deformation in the Carancas (Peru) cratering event. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas (abstract #2246).
Kenkmann, T., Artemieva, N.A., Poelchau, M.H. 2008. The Carancas event on September 15, 2007: Meteorite fall, impact conditions and crater characteristics. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas (abstract #1094).
Kenkmann, T., Artemieva, N.A., Wünnemann, K., Poelchau, M. H., Elbeshausen, D., Nuñéz del Prado, H. (2009): The Carancas meteorite impact crater, Peru: geologic surveying and modeling of crater formation and atmospheric passage Meteoritics and Planetary Science 44(7), 985-1000
Le Pichon, A., Antier, K., Cansi, Y., Hernandez, B., Minaya, E., Burgoa, B., Drob, D., Evers, L. G. and Vaubaillon, J. 2008. Evidence for a meteoritic origin of the September 15, 2007, Carancas crater. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 43 (11), pp. 1797-1809.
Núñez del Prado, H., Macharé, J., Macedo, L., Chirif, H., Pari, W., Ramirez-Cardona, M., Aranda, A., Greenwood, R. C., Franchi, I. A., Canepa, C., Bernhardt, H.-J. and Plascencia, L. 2008. The meteorite fall in Carancas, Lake Titicaca region, southern Peru; first results. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas (abstract #2555).
Núñez del Prado, H., Pari, W., Ramirez, M., Machare, J. and Macedo, L. 2008. Reconstruction of an impact event in Carancas, south of Peru, by GPR studies on a small crater. 71st Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, Matsue, Japan (abstract #5269).
Rosales, D.,Vidal, E., Ishitsuka, J. and Benavente, S. 2008. Geomagnetic study of Carancas Meteorite and its crater. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas (abstract #1744).
Schultz, P.H., Harris, R.S., Tancredi, G. and Ishitsuka, J. 2008. Implications of the Carancas meteorite impact. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas (abstract #2409).
Tancredi, G., Ishitsuka, J., Rosales, D., Vidal, E., Dalmau, A., Pavel, D., Benavente, S., Miranda, P., Pereira, G., Vallejos, V., Varela, M.E., Brandstätter, F., Schultz, P. H., Harris, R. S. and Sánchez, L. 2008. What Do We Know About the “Carancas-Desaguadero” Fireball, Meteorite and Impact Crater? 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas (abstract #1216).

 

 

* 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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