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Dalgaranga

Crater Name
Location
Latitude
Longitude
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Exposed
Drilled
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Dalgaranga
Western Australia
S 27° 38'
E 117° 17'
0.02
~ 0.27
Y
N
C
Stony Iron

 

DEM image Provided by Dr. Carlos Roberto de Souza Filho

Image Provided by Dr. Carlos Roberto de Souza Filho

Image Provided by Dr. Carlos Roberto de Souza Filho

References
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Grieve, R. A. F., Meteorite impact studies featured in Australia. Episodes, v. 13, pp. 281-282. 1990.
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Haines, P. W., Impact Cratering and Distal Ejecta: The Australian Record. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 52, P. 481 - 507. 2005.
Hamacher, D. W., O'Neill, C. O., The discovery and history of the Dalgaranga meteorite crater, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Earh Schiences, vol. 60, pp. 637-646. 2013. 
Huss, G. I., Australia's Dalgaranga crater. Mineralogist, v. 30, pp. 4-6, 12-14, 16. 1962.
Krinov, E. L., Meteorite craters on the Earth's surface. Middlehurst, B.M. and Kuiper, G.P., eds., The Moon, Meteorites and Comets, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, v. IV, pp. 183-207. 1963.
Masaitis, V. L., Danilin, A.N., Maschak, M.S., Raykhlin, A.I., Selivanovskaya, T.V. and Shadenkov,Ye.M., The Geology of Astroblemes (in Russian). Leningrad, Nedra, 231 p. 1980.
McCall, G. J. H., New material from, and a reconsideration of, the Dalgaranga meteorite and crater, Western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, v. 35, pp. 476-487. 1965.
Miura, Y., Kato, T., Anomalous shocked quartz in Australian impact craters (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 26, pp. 373. 1991.
Nininger, H. H., Huss, G. I., The unique meteorite crater at Dalaranga, western Australia. Mineralogical Magazine, v. 32, pp. 619-639. 1960.
Shoemaker, E. M., Shoemaker, C.S., Nishiizomi, K., Kohl, C.P., Arnold, J.R., Klein, J., Fink, D., Middleton, R., Kubik, P.W. and Sharma,P., Ages of Australian meteorite craters - A preliminary report (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 25, pp. 409. 1990.
Shoemaker, E. M., Shoemaker, C. S., Impact structures of Australia (1987) (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XIX, pp. 1079-1080. 1988.
Shoemaker, E. M., Shoemaker, C. S., Impact structures of Western Australia. Meteoritics, v. 20, pp. 754-756. 1985.
Smith, T., Hodge, P., Microscopic meteoritic material surrounding meteorite craters (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 28, pp. 439. 1993.
Smith, T. R., Hodge, P. W., Microscopic Meteoritic Material at the Dalgaranga, Odessa, and Veevers Meteorite Craters, 27th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 1996.

 

* 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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