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Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
N 56° 25'
E 14° 52'
121.0 ± 2.3


Ground photo
view from South towards center of the crater, Photo May 2000
submitted by Harald Stehlik

Ground photo
view from South towards center of the crater, Photo May 2000
submitted by Harald Stehlik

Photograph by Andrius Rimsa

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Aström, K., Seismic signature of the Lake Mien impact structure. TERRA abstracts, Supplement No. 5, v. 5, p. 3. 1993.
Bottomley, R. J., York, D. and Grieve,R.A.F., 40Ar-39Ar dating of Scandinavian impact craters (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 12, pp. 182-183. 1977.
Bottomley, R. J., York, D. and Grieve,R.A.F., 40Argon-39Argon dating of impact craters. Proceedings Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 20th, pp. 421-431. 1990.
Carstens, H., Thermal history of impact melt rocks in the Fennoscandian Shield. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 50, pp. 145-155. 1975.
Ekelund, A., Geophysical results from Ramsö Island in Lake Mein, an impact site in southern Sweden (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science, v. XVII, pp. 198-199. 1986.
Fregerslev, S., Carstens, H., Chromian spinels in impact melt rocks of Lake Mien, Sweden. Geologiska Foreningens Stockholm i Forhandlingar, v. 98, pp. 316-321. 1976.
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.
Henkel, H., The Lake Mien structure. Sveriges Geologiska Undersokning, Sektionen for Geofysik, Anslag NFR 2638-3, 7 p. 1982.
Maerz U., Stöffler, D., Crystallization of impact melt rocks from Scandinavian meteorite craters (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 14, pp. 480-481. 1979.
Maerz, U., Stoffler, D., Crystallization of impact melt rocks from Scandinavian meteorite craters (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 14, pp. 480-481. 1979.
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.
Palme, H., Rammensee, W. and Reimold,W.U., The meteoritic component of impact melts from European impact craters (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XI, pp. 849-850. 1980.
Schmidt, G. and Anonymous. Refractory element fractionation (Os/Ir, Rh/Ir, Ru/Os) in impact craters; projectile identification of Rochechouart, Saaksjarvi, Boltysh, Dellen, Mien, etc. Meteoritics & Planetar Science vol.44. 2009.
Schmidt, G., Palme, H. and Kratz,K.-L., Highly siderophile elements (Re, Os, Ir, Ru, Rh, Pd, Au) in impact melts from three European impact craters (Sääksjärvi, Mien, and Dellen): Clues to the nature of the impacting bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 61, pp. 2977-2987. 1997.
Schmidt, G., Palme, H. and Kratz,K.L., The fractionation of highly siderophile elements (HSE) in impact melts and the determination of the meteoritic components, Meteoritics, v. 30, pp. 573-574. 1995.
Schmidt, G., Palme, H., Kratz., The Fractionation of Os, Re, Ir, Ru, Rh, Pd and Au in Impact Melts from European Impact Craters (Saaksjarvi, Mien and Dellen) and the Determination of the Meteoritic Components, 26th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 1995.
Stanfors, R., Lake Mien - an astrobleme or a volcano-tectonic structure. Geologiska Foreningens i Stockholm Forhandlingar, v. 91, pp. 73-86. 1969.
Stanfors, R., The Mien structure - a cryptoexplosive formation in the Fennoscandian basement (in Swedish). Thesis, Lunds Universitet Geologiska Institutionen, 144 p. 1973.
Stanyukovich, A. K., Probable meteorite craters (in Russian). Priroda, v. March, pp. 119-121. 1972.
Stöffler, D., Maerz, U and Reimold,W U., Scandinavian impact structures: Geology and petrology of impact formations (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 14, p. 540. 1979.
Storzer, D., Fission track dating of some impact craters in the age range between 6,000y and 300 m.y. (abstract). Meteoritics, v. 6, p. 319-320. 1971.
Svensson, N. B., Lake Lappajarvi, central Finland - a possible meteorite impact structure. Nature, v. 217, pp. 438. 1968.
Svensson, N. B., Wickman, F. E., Coesite from Lake Mien, southern Sweden. Nature, v. 205, pp. 1202-1203. 1965.
Vogel, K. A., A study on gravity of the Lake Mein structure. University of Uppsala, Department of Solid Earth Physics, v. Report No. 11, p. 8. 1973.
Vogel, K. A., Myada, E.F. and Hashimi,M.M., The gravity field of the Lake Mien structure. University of Uppsala, Department of Solid Earth Physics Report no. 11, pp. 96. 1973.
Welin, E., K-Ar dating and Sr-isotope composition of rhyolitic rocks from Lake Mien in southern Sweden. Geologiska Foreningen i Stockholm Forhandlingar, v. 97, pp. 307-311. 1975.
Wickman, F. E., Possible impact structures in Sweden. A. Boden and K.G. Eriksson, eds., in Deep Drilling in Crystalline Bedrock, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, p. 298-327. 1988.


* 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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