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Lawn Hill

Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Lawn Hill
S 18° 40'
E 138° 39'
> 515



DEM Image Provided by Dr. Carlos Roberto de Souza Filho

Image Provided by Dr. Carlos Roberto de Souza Filho

Image Provided by Dr. Carlos Roberto de Souza Filho

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Roddy, D. J., Shoemaker, E.M., Shoemaker, C.S. and Roddy,J.K., Aerial photography and geologic studies of impact structures in Australia (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XIX, pp. 990-991. 1988.
Shoemaker, E. M., Shoemaker, C. S., The Proterozoic impact record of Australia. AGSO Journal of Australian Geology & Geophysics, v. 16, pp. 379-398. 1996.
Shoemaker, E. M., Shoemaker, C. S., Proterozoic impact record of Australia (abstract). Abstracts of the International Workshop on Meteorite Impact on the Early Earth, Perth, Australia, pp. 47-48. 1990.
Shoemaker, E. M., Shoemaker, C. S., Impact structures of Australia (1987) (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XIX, pp. 1079-1080. 1988.
Stewart, A., Mitchell, K., Shatter cones at the Lawn Hill circular structure, northwestern Queensland: Presumed astrobleme. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 34, pp. 477-485. 1987.
Yang, J., Radulescu, M., Paleo-fluid flow and heat transport at 1575 Ma over an E-W- section in the Northern Lawn HIll Platform, Australia: Theoretical results from finite element modeling, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 89, P. 445 - 449. 2006.


* 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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