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Holleford

Crater Name
Location
Latitude
Longitude
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Exposed
Drilled
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Holleford
Ontario, Canada
N 44° 28'
W 76° 38'
2.35
550 ± 100
N
Y
C
-

 

Aerial Photograph

References
Andrieux, P., Clark, J. F., Application of electrical prospecting methods to the study of the Holleford crater (in French). Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 6, pp. 1325-1337. 1969.
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Beals, C. S., Terrestrial meteorite craters and their lunar counterparts. Ottawa Dominion Observatory Contributions, v. 7, pp. 1-10. 1967.
Beals, C. S., Innes, M.J.S. and Rottenberg,J.A., Fossil meteorite craters. Middlehurst, B.M. and Kuiper, G.P., eds., The Moon, Meteorites and Comets, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, v. IV, pp. 235-284. 1963.
Beals, C. S., A probable meteorite crater of Precambrian age at Holleford, Ontario. Ottawa Dominion Observatory Publications, v. 24, pp. 117-142. 1960.
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Beals, C. S., A probable meteorite crater of great age. Sky and Telescope, v. 16, pp. 526-528. 1957.
Beals, C. S., Ferguson, G.M. and Landau,A., The Holleford crater in Ontario. Sky and Telescope, v. 15, p. 296. 1956.
Bunch, T. E., Some characteristics of selected minerals from craters. French, B.M. and Short, N.M., eds., Shock Metamorphism of Natural Materials, Mono Book Corp., Baltimore, MD, pp. 413-432. 1968.
Bunch, T. E., Cohen, A. J., Coesite and shocked quartz from Holleford crater, Ontario, Canada. Science, v. 142, pp. 379-381. 1963.
Clark, J. F., Magnetic survey data at meteoritic impact sites in North America. Geomagnetic Service of Canada, Earth Physics Branch Open File # 83-5, 30 p. 1983.
Clark, J. F., Magnetic profiles at Holleford crater, eastern Ontario. Geological Association of Canada, Proceedings, v. 20, pp. 24-29. 1969.
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Dawson, K. R., The origin of the Holleford crater breccia. Canadian Mineralogist, v. 6, pp. 634-646. 1961.
Dence, M. R., The nature and significance of terrestrial impact structures. International Geological Congress, 24th, Montreal, Canada, pp. 77-89. 1972.
Dence, M. R., A comparative structural and petrographic study of probable Canadian meteorite craters. Meteoritics, v. 2, pp. 249-270. 1964.
Gold, D. P., Structural studies around the Holleford crater, Ontario (abstract). Geological Society of America Special Paper 121, pp. 349-350. 1969.
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.
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Roy, J. L., Preliminary study of the magnetization of rock specimens from the Holleford Crater. unknown. 1962.
Sawford, E. C., Stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Holleford meteorite crater, Holleford, Ontario. Unpublished B.Sc. Thesis, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. 1964.
St.John, B. E., Paleolacustrine arenites in the Holleford meteorite crater, Ontario. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 5, pp. 935-943. 1968.
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* 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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