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Ilumetsä

Crater Name
Location
Latitude
Longitude
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Exposed
Drilled
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Ilumetsä
Estonia
N 57° 58'
E 27° 25'
0.08
~ 0.0066
Y
Y
S
-

 

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References
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Gurov, E. P., Gurova, E. P., Impact structures on the Earth's surface (in Russian). Geologicheskii Zhurnal, v. 47, pp. 117-124. 1987.
Henkel, H., Pesonen, L. J., Impact craters and craterform structures in Fennoscandia. Tectonophysics, v. 216, pp. 31-40. 1992.
Liyva, A., Aaloe, A., Kessel, K.H. and Rinne,T., First results of age determination for the Ilumetsy craters (in Russian). Radiouglerod, pp. 219-221. 1971.
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.
Pirrus, E. A., Tiimaa, R. T., Meteorite craters of Estonia (in Russian). XX All-Union Meteorite Conference, Tallinn, pp. 3-4. 1987.
Pirrus, E. A., Tiirmaa, R. T., The meteorite craters in Estonia (abstract). Pesonen, L.J. and Niemisara, H., eds., Symposium Fennoscandian Impact Structures, pp. 51-52. 1990.
Plado, J. Meteorite impact craters and possibly impact-related structures in Estonia. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol.47, pp.1590. 2012.
Raukas, A., Tiirmaa, R., Kaup, E. and Kimmel,K., The age of the Ilumetsa meteorite craters in southeast Estonia. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, v.36, p.1507-1514. 2001.
Raukas, A., Tiirmaa, R., Kaup, E., Kimmel,K., The age of the Ilumetsa meteorite craters in South-East Estonia, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 36, abs. 11. 2001.
Zotkin, I. T., Tsvetkov, V. I., Searches for meteorite craters on the Earth (in Russian). Astronomicheskii Vestnik, v. 4, pp. 55-56. 1970.

 

* 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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