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Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
S 23° 59'
E 121° 34'
< 508


Haines, P. W., Impact Cratering and Distal Ejecta: The Australian Record. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 52, P. 481 - 507. 2005.
MacDonald, F. A., Wingate, M. T. D. , Mitchell, K., Geology and Age of the Glikson Impact Structure, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 52, P. 641- 651. 2005.
MacDonald, F. A., Mitchell, K., New Possible, Probable and Proven Impact Sites in Australia, 17th Australian Geological Convention p. 239. 2004.


* 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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