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Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
N 61° 58'
E 30° 55'
700 ± 5



Basilevsky, A. T., Fel'dman, V. I., Geochemistry of the impactites from the Janis Jarvi, Kara, and El'gygytgyn craters (in Russian). Geokimaya, v. 8, pp. 1092-1107. 1983.
Basilevsky, A. T., Fel'dman, V.I., Kapustkina, I.G. and Kolesov,G.M., On the distribution of iridium in the rocks of terrestrial impact craters (in Russian). Geokhimiya, v. 6, pp. 781-790. 1984.
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.
Belov, V. P., The Janis'jarvi astrobleme, southern Karelia (in Russian). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, v. 229, pp. 1419-1422. 1976.
Dabizha, A. I., A new interpretation of the structure of meteorite craters (in Russian). Astronomicheskii Vestnik, v. 11, pp. 73-77. 1977.
Dabizha, A. I., Fedynsky, V. V., Features of the gravitational field of astroblemes (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 36, pp. 113-120. 1977.
Dabizha, A. I., Fedynsky, V. V., The Earth's "star wounds" and their diagnosis by geophysical methods (in Russian). "Zemlya i Vselennaya", v. 3, pp. 56-64. 1975.
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.
Elo, S., Zhdanova, L., Chepik, A., Pesonen, L.J., Philippov, N. and Shelemotov,A., Comparative geophysical description and modelling of Lappajarvi and Janisjarvi impact structures, Fennoscandian shield, 4th ESF Workshop, p. 35. 2000.
Eskola, P., On volcanic necks in Lake Janisjarvi (in Finnish). Finland Geologiska Kommissionen Bulletin, v. 55, pp. 3-13. 1921.
Fel'dman, V. I., Granovsky, L.B. and Nikishina,N.N., Shock metamorphism of rock-forming minerals (at the Janisjarvi astrobleme) (in Russian). Kosmicheskaya Mineralogiya, v. 11, pp. 86-91. 1978.
Fel'dman, V. I., Rare-Earth elements in astrobleme impactites. Geochemistry International, v. 32, pp. 24-48. 1995.
Fel'dman, V. I., Sazonova, L.V. and Granovsky,L.B., A classification of impactites based on petrographic and geological features (in Russian). Ispytateley Prirody Byull., Otdel. Geol., v. 57, pp. 84-94. 1982.
Fregerslev, S., Carstens, H., Fe-Ni metal in impact melt rocks of Lake Lappajarvi, Finland. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 55, pp. 255-263. 1976.
Glikson, A. Y., Mega-impacts and mantle-melting episodes: tests of possible correlations. AGSO Journal of Australian Geology & Geophysics, v. 16, pp. 587-607. 1996.
Granovsky, L. B., Fel'dman, V. I., Some peculiarities of geologic setting of Janisjarvi impactites, southwest Karelia, USSR (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science IX, pp. 403-404. 1978.
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., 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.
Jourdan, F., Renne, P.R. and Reimold, W.U., Considerations in dating impact craters using the 40Ar/39Ar method: The problem of inherited 40Ar, Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2007., pp. A452, 2007.
Jourdan, F., Renne, P.R. and Reimold, W.U., High-precision 40Ar/39Ar age of the Janisjarvi impact structure (Russia), Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 265, pp. 438-449. 2008.
Khryanina, L. P., Ivanov, O. P., Structure of meteorite craters and astroblemes (in Russian). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, v. 233, pp. 457-460. 1977.
Khryanina, L. P., The structure of meteorite craters and their central uplifts (in Russian). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, v. 238, pp. 195-198. 1978.
Koljonen, T., Rosenberg, R. J., Major elements and REE in tektites and three probable shock-metamorphic rock series of the Baltic shield. Geochemical Journal, v. 10, pp. 1-11. 1976.
Larionova, Y., Samsonov, A. and Sizova, E., Taganites of the Yanis-Yarvi crater (Karelia, Russia): An example of non-equilibrated impact melt?, Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVII, abstract #1373. 2006.
Masaitis, V. L., Astroblemes in the USSR. International Geology Review, v. 18, pp. 1249-1258. 1975.
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., Inclusions in impactites (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 40, pp. 107-112. 1982.
Masaitis, V. L., Sindeyev, A.S. and Staritskiy,Yu.G., Impactites from the Janis'yarvi astrobleme (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 35, pp. 103-110. 1976.
Masaitis, V. L., Some old meteoritic craters on the territory of the USSR (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 33, pp. 64-68. 1974.
Müller, N., Hartung, J.B., Jessberger, E.K. and Reimold,W.U., 40Ar-39Ar ages of Dellen, Janisjärvi, and Sääksjärvi impact craters. Meteoritics, v. 25, pp. 1-10. 1990.
Müller, N., Hartung, J.B., Jessberger, E.K. and Reimold,W.U., 40Ar-39Ar dating of some Fennoscandian impact craters. Symposium Fennoscandian Impact Structures, p. 37. 1990.
Raitala, J., Halkoaho, T., Mineral chemistry of the shock-metamorphosed schists of the Lake Janisjarvi impat structure, Karelia. Tectonophysics, v. 216, pp. 187-194. 1992.
Raitala, J., Halkoaho, T., Shock metamorphic schists of Lake Janisjarvi, Karelia (abstract). Pesonen, L.J. and Niemisara, H., eds., Symposium Fennoscandian Impact Structures, p. 53. 1990.
Salimen, J.M., Donadini, F., Pesonen, L.J., Masaitis, V.L. and Naumov, M.V., Paleomagnetism and petrophysics of the Janisjarvi impact structure, Russian Karelia, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, v.41, no.12, pp.1853-1870. 2006.
Salminen, J., Donadini, F., Pesonen, L.J. and Masaitis, V.L., Paleomagnetism of the Lake Janisjarvi impact structure and its implications to Baltica's Neoproterozoic paleoreconstructions, Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVII, abstract #1160. 2006.
Savonova, L. V., Granulometric characteristics of Yanisjarvi astroblem impactites (in Russian). XX All-Union Meteorite Conference, pp. 40-41. 1987.
Sazonova, L. V., Fel'dman, V.I., Fedosova, S.P. and Kononkova,N.N., Some features of garnet transformation during impact metamorphism (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 26, pp. 254. 1991.
Sazonova, L.V. and Beljatinskaja, I.V., Shock and thermal transformation of andalusite in impactites of the Janisjarvi astrobleme, Karelia, Russia, Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVII, abstract #1019. 2006.
Stanyukovich, A. K., Probable meteorite craters (in Russian). Priroda, v. March, pp. 119-121. 1972.
Vishnevsky, S. A., Raitala, J., Native iron, wustite and magnetite in impactites of Janisjarvi and Gardnos craters (the Baltic Shield), 66th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting. 2003.
Zotkin, I. T., Dabizha, A. I., Evolution of a meteorite crater as a process of random displacements (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 40, pp. 82-90. 1982.


* 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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