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Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
N 25°17' 59.7"
E 78°8' 3.1"
1700 - 2100


Jourdan, F., Reimold, W.U., Armstrong, R.A., Pati, J.K., Renne, P., and Koeberl, C.,  Elusive age of the Paleoproterozoic Dhala impact structure, India: First SHRIMP U-Pb and argon chronological results (abstract). 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, CD-ROM (abstract  #1244). 2008.
Kuriyama, Y., Nakamura, N., Muto, J., Nagase, T. and Pati, J. K., ‘Ballen Quartz’ from the Dhala impact structure and its crystal orientation pattern by electron back scattered diffraction (EBDS) (abstract). 42th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, CD-ROM, abstract #1657. 2011.
Pati, J. K., Jourdan, F., Armstrong, R.A., Reimold, W.U., Prakash, K. and Renne, P.R., First SHRIMP U-Pb and 40Ar /39Ar chronolgical results from impact melt breccia from the Paleopoterozoic Dhala impact structure, India. The Geological Society of America, Special Paper 465. 2010. 
Pati, J.K., Anonymous, First report of suevite from Dhala impact structure, India. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol.46, pp.A184. 2011. 
Pati, J.K., Reimold, W.U., Impact Cratering; Fundamental Process in Geoscience and Planetary Science. Journal of Earth System Sciences, v.116, no.2, pp. 81-98. 2007.
Pati, J.K., Reimold, W.U., Greshake, A., Schmitt, R.T., Koeberl, C., et al, Pseudotachylitic breccia from the Dhala impact structure, north-central India; texture, mineralogy and geochemical characterization. Tectnophysics, vol.649, pp.18-32. 2015.
Pati, J.K., Reimold, W.U., Koeberl, C., Pati, P., The Dhala Structure, Bundelkhand Craton, central India; eroded remnany of a large Paleoproterozoic impact structure. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol.43, pp.1383-1398. 2008. 
Pati, J.K., Reimold, W.U., Koeberl, C. and Patil, S.K., The Dhala structure-the largest known complex impact structure in SE Asia. First Arab Impact Cratering and Astrobiology Conference (AICAC), Abstract Volume, p.68-69. 2009.
Pati, J.K., Reimold, W.U., Koeberl, C., Singh, H.K. and Pati, P., Dhala - a new, complex, paleoproterozoic impact structure in central India. Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution IV, Vredefort Dome, South Africa, LPI Contribution No. 1423, pp.168-169. 2008.
Pati, J.K., Reimold, W.U., Pati, P., Umrao, R.K. and Ahmad, M., Study of pseudotachylite breccia vein, Dhala impact structure, India (abstract). 72nd Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, (abtract #5187). 2009.
Pati, J.K., Srivastava, V., Reimold, W.U. and Misra, S., Shocked zircons from the impact melt breccia, Dhala structure, Bundelkhand craton, central India. International Conference on “Terrestrial Planets: Evolution through Time”, Abstract Volume (CD-ROM), pp.43-44. 2008.
Pati, J.K., Srivastava, V., Shukla, A.C., Reimold, W.U. and Koeberl, C., Impact-melt breccia from Dhala impact structure, Bundelkhand Craton, central India, Meteoritics & Planetary Sciences, v.42, Supplement, pp.A123. 2007.
Pati, J.K., The Dhala Structure, Bundelkhand craton, Central India- A new large Paleoproterozoic impact structure (abstract). Meteoritics & Planetary Science (Supplement), v.40, pp. A121. 2005.


* 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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