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Gusev

Crater Name
Location
Latitude
Longitude
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Exposed
Drilled
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Gusev
Russia
N 48° 26'
E 40° 32'
3
49.0 ± 0.2
N
Y
S
-

 

References
Dabizha, A. I., Fel'dman, V. I., The geophysical properties of some astroblemes in the USSR (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 40, pp. 91-101. 1982.
Dreibus, G., Bruckner, J. , Gellert, R. , Jagoutz, E. , Klingelhofer, G. , Schmidt, M. E. and Athena Science Team., Algonquin class rocks of Columbia Hills in the Gusev Crater, Mars, and their relationship to SNC meteorites, Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII. 2007.
Grieve, R. A. F., The record of impact on Earth: Implications for a major Cretaceous/Tertiary impact event. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 190, pp. 25-37. 1982.
Grieve, R. A. F., Robertson, P. B., The terrestrial cratering record. 1. Current status of observations. Icarus, v. 38, pp. 212-229. 1979.
Grin E.A., Cabrol, N. A., Proposal for a topographic survey of Gusev crater (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XXV, pp. 483-484. 1994.
Gurov, E. P., Gurova, E. P., Impact structures on the Earth's surface (in Russian). Geologicheskii Zhurnal, v. 47, pp. 117-124. 1987.
Klingelhofer, G., DeGrave, E. , Morris, R. V. , Van Alboom, A. , de Resende, V. G. , De Souza Jr., P.A., Rodionov, D. , Schroder, C. , Ming, D. W. and Yen, A., Mossbauer spectroscopy on Mars: goethite in the Columbia Hills at Gusev crater, Hyperfine Interact, 166, P. 549 - 554. 2005.
Landheim, R., Cabrol, N.A., Greeley, R. and Farmer,J.D., Stratigraphic assessment of Gusev crater as an exobiology landing site (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XXV, pp. 769-770. 1994.
Masaitis, V. L., Mashchak, M. S., Impact events at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary (in Russian). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, v. 256, pp. 1500-1503. 1982.
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.
Masaitis, V. L., Astroblemes in the USSR. International Geology Review, v. 18, pp. 1249-1258. 1975.
McHone J F., Dietz, R. S., Earth's multiple impact craters and astroblemes (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science, v. XXIII, pp. 887-888. 1992.
Melosh, H. J., Stansberry, J., Doublet craters and the tidal disruption of binary asteroids (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 26, pp. 371-372. 1991.
Movshovich, E. V., Milyavskii, A. E., New data on the formation conditions and age of the Kamensk and Gusev astroblemes (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 45, pp. 112-118. 1986.
Skrynnik, G. V., Meteorite craters on the Earth (in Russian). Astronomicheskii Vestnik, v. 11, pp. 198-210. 1977.

 

* 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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