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Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
N 49° 7'
E 29° 6'
378 ± 5*


Basilevsky, A. T., Florenskiy, K.P., Yakovlev, O.I., Ivanov, B.A., Fel'dman, V.I. and Granovskiy,I.B., Transformation of planetary material in high-speed collisions (in Russian). Geokhimiya, v. 7, pp. 946-960. 1982.
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.
Dabizha, A. I., Ivanov, B. A., A geophysical model of the structure of meteorite craters and some problems of the mechanics of crater formation (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 37, pp. 160-167. 1978.
Dabizha, A. I., A new interpretation of the structure of meteorite craters (in Russian). Astronomicheskii Vestnik, v. 11, pp. 73-77. 1977.
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.
Gurov, E. P., Koeberl, C. and Reimold,W.U., Petrography and geochemistry of target rocks and impactites from the Ilyinets Crater, Ukraine, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 33, pp. 1317 - 1333. 1998.
Gurov, E. P., Gurova, E.P. and Rakitskaya,R.B., Impact diamonds in the craters of the Ukrainian shield (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 30, pp. 515-516. 1995.
Gurov, E. P., Gorova, E. P., On downward transport of matter at impact crater formation (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XXII, pp. 511-512. 1991.
Gurov, E. P., Gurova, E. P., Impact structures on the Earth's surface (in Russian). Geologicheskii Zhurnal, v. 47, pp. 117-124. 1987.
Gurov, E. P., Gurova, E. P., The origins of impact bombs from the Ilintsy astrobleme (in Russian). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, v. 275, pp. 958-961. 1984.
Gurov, E. P., Ryabenko, V. A., Impact structures of the Ukrainian shield. International Geological Congress 27, Moscow, Field Guide Excursion 098, pp. 143-159. 1984.
Gurov, E. P., Val'ter, A.A. and Rakitskaya,R.B., Coesite in rocks of meteorite explosion craters on the Ukrainian shield (in Russian). Mineralogicheskoye Obshchestvo Zapiski, v. 107, pp. 362-365. 1978.
Khryanina, L. P., The structure of meteorite craters and their central uplifts (in Russian). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, v. 238, pp. 195-198. 1978.
Koeberl, C., Reimold, W.U. and Gurov,E.P., Petrology and geochemistry of target rocks, breccias, and impact melt rocks from the Ilyinets crater, Ukraine (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science, v. XXVII, pp. 681-682. 1996.
Lorenz, C. A., Gurov, E. P., Trace element geochemistry and origin of Ilyinets Crater bombs, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Vol. 36, No. 9, Supplement, p. A116. 2001.
Masaitis, V. L., Mashchak, M. S., Bilateral symmetry of circular impact structures of astroblemes (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 41, pp. 150-156. 1982.
Masaitis, V. L., Inclusions in impactites (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 40, pp. 107-112. 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., Mashchak, M.S., Raikhlin, A.I., Selivanovskaya, T.V., & Danilin,A., Meteorite craters and astroblemes in the USSR (in Russian). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, v. 240, pp. 1191-1193. 1978.
Masaitis, V. L., The petrology and geology of impactites (in Russian). Problemy Petrologii, pp. 220-231. 1976.
Masaitis, V. L., Astroblemes in the USSR. International Geology Review, v. 18, pp. 1249-1258. 1975.
Nikol'skiy, A. P., Meteorite explosion craters of the Ukranian shield near Vinnitsy (in Russian). Geologicheskii Zhurnal, v. 35, pp. 78-85. 1975.
Nikol'skiy, A. P., Phanerozoic volcanic-like rocks of the Ukrainian shield; the problems of their genesis (in Russian). Geologicheskii Zhurnal, v. 34, pp. 111-122. 1975.
Pesonen, L. J., Mader, D., Gurov, E.P., Koeberl, C. and Kinnunen,K.A., Paleomagnetism and 39Ar - 40Ar age determinations of impactites from the Ilyinets Impact Structure, Ukraine, 4th ESF Workshop, p. 39-40. 2000.
Ryabenko, V. A., Val'ter, A. A., Meteorite explosion craters as an object of study in modern geology (in Russian). Visnyk, v. 1-6, pp. 7-16. 1977.
Shcherban, O. N., A study of meteorite crater formation by comparing results of geological observations and numerical modelling on the computer (in Russian). Visnyk Akademiyi Nauk Ukrayinskoyi RSR, v. 3, pp. 11-19. 1983.
Val'ter, A. A., Interpretation of the Il'inetsy structure in the Vinnitsa Oblast, Ukraine, as an astrobleme (in Russian). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, v. 224, pp. 1377-1380. 1975.
Val'ter, A. A., Ryabenko, V. A., Petrographic indications of a meteorite impact origin for the Il'intsy structure (Vinnitsa region) (in Russian). Geologicheskii Zhurnal, v. 6, pp. 142-144. 1973.
Yakovlev, O. I., Parfenova, O.V. and Ignatenko,K.I., Nonequilibrium condensation and high potassium impactites (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 41, pp. 141-149. 1982.
Yakovlev, O. I., Vernadsky, V.I. and Parfenova,O.V., The role of vaporization and condensation in the formation of the chemical composition of impactites. Lunar and Planetary Science XI, pp. 1285-1287. 1980.


* 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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