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Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Texas, U.S.A.
N 31° 17'
W 96° 18'
58 ± 2


Buchanan, P. C., Koeberl, C., and Reid,A.M., Impact into unconsolidated, water-rich sediments at the Marquez Dome, Texas, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 33, pp. 1053-1064. 1998.
Dietz, R. S., McHone, J. F., Astroblemes recently confirmed with shatter cones (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 26, p. 332. 1991.
Donofrio, R. R., Survey of hydrocarbon-producing impact structures in North America: Exploration results to date and potential for discovery in Precambrian basement rock. Ames Structure in Northwest Oklahoma and Similar Features: Origin and Petroleum Production (1995 Symposium), K. S. Johnson and J. A. Campbell, Oklahoma Geological Survey, Norman, Oklahoma, v. Circular 100, pp. 17-29. 1997.
Gibson, J. W. Jr., Sharpton, V. L., Marquez Dome: A newly recognized complex impact structure in east Texas (abstract). AGU, Spring Meeting. 1989.
Grieve, R. A. F., Masaitis, V. L., The economic potential of terrestrial impact craters. International Geology Review, v. 36, pp. 105-151. 1994.
King, D.T., Petruny, L.Wl., Impact structures and craters of the U.S. Gulf costal states. Transactions - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 57, 409-425. 2007. 
McHone, J. F., Sorkhabi, R. B., Apatite fission-track age of Marquez Dome impact sturcture, Texas (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XXV, pp. 881-882. 1994.
Reimold, W. U., Dressler, B. O., The economic significance of impact processes (abstract). Abstracts for the International Workshop on Meteorite Impact on the Early Earth, Perth, Australia, pp. 36-37. 1990.
Sharpton, V. L., Gibson, J. W., The Marquez Dome impact structure, Leon County, Texas (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XXI, pp. 1136-1137. 1990.
Sharpton, V. L., Shallow Seismic Test at Marquez Impact Structure, LPSC XXVIII, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, Part 2, pp. 557-8 (CD-ROM). 1997.
Westbroek, H., Stewart, R., The formation, morphology, and economic potential of meteorite impact craters, CREWES Research Report v. 8, p. 1-26. 1996.
Wong, A. C., Sadow, J.C., Reid, A.M., Hall, S.A. and Sharpton,V.L., The Marquez crater in Leon County, Texas. Ames Structure in Northwest Oklahoma and Similar Features: Origin and Petroleum Production (1995 Symposium), K. S. Johnson and J. A. Campbell, Oklahoma Geological Survey, Norman, Oklahoma, v. Circular 100, p. 278. 1997.
Wong, A. M., Reid, A.M. and Hall,S.A., Characterization of the Marquez Dome buried impact carter using gravity and magnetic data (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XXIV, pp. 1533-1534. 1993.
Wong, A. M., Reid, A.M., Hall, S.A. and Sharpton,V.L., The subsurface character of the Marquez impact crater in Leon County, Texas, as determined from gravity and well-log data (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 29, pp. 552-553. 1994.
Wong, A. M., Reid, A.M., Hall, S.A., Sharpton,V.L., Reconstruction of the Subsurface Structure of the Marquez Impact Crater in Leon County, Texas, Based on Well-Log and Gravty Data, Meteoritics vol 36, No. 11. 2001.
Wong, A. M., Sadow, J.C., Reid, A.M. and Hall,S.A., The Marquez structure in Leon County, Texas (abstract). Ames Structure and Similar Features - A Workshop, pp. 14. 1995.


* 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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