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Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
N 48° 21'
E 40° 30'
49.0 ± 0.2


Blank, M. Ya., Val'ter, A. A., On peculiarities in the genesis and age of the Kamenskaya astrobleme (Northeastern Donbass) (in Russian). Geologicheskii Zhurnal, v. 5, pp. 92-99. 1983.
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., Robertson, P. B., The terrestrial cratering record. 1. Current status of observations. Icarus, v. 38, pp. 212-229. 1979.
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.
Gurov, E. P., Gurova, E. P., On downward transport of matter at crater formation (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XXII, pp. 511-512. 1991.
Izett, G. A., Masaitis, V.L., Shoemaker, E.M., Dalrymple, G.B. and Steiner,M.B., Eocene age of the Kamensk buried crater of Russia (abstract). New Developments Regarding the KT Event and Other Catastrophes in Earth Histroy, v. LPI Contribution No. 825, pp. 55-56. 1994.
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., 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., 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., Some old meteoritic craters on the territory of the USSR (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 33, pp. 64-68. 1974.
Masaitis, V. L., The morphology and sub-surface structure of terrestrial meteorite craters and astroblemes (in Russian). Pis'ma v Astronomichesky Zhurnal, v. 3, pp. 36-40. 1979.
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.
Ormo, J., Lindstrom, M., When a cosmic impact strikes the sea bed, Geol. Mag. V.137(1), p.67-80. 2000.
Schultz, P. H., Gault, D. E., Are twin craters caused by double impactors? (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 26, pp. 392-393. 1991.
Skrynnik, G. V., Meteorite craters on the Earth (in Russian). Astronomicheskii Vestnik, v. 11, pp. 198-210. 1977.
Val'ter, A.A., et al., [(Rock-forming coesite from clasts in the breccia of the Kamensk astrobleme (Rostov region, RSFSR).)], Mineralogicheskii Zhurnal, v. 4, pp. 21-28, 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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