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Mount Toondina

Crater Name
Location
Latitude
Longitude
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Exposed
Drilled
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Mount Toondina
South Australia
S 27° 57'
E 135° 22'
4
< 110
Y
N
S
-

 

Aster satellite image
Submitted by Peter Haines

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

References
Freytag, I. B., Mount Toondina beds - Permian sediments in a probable piercement structure. Trans. Roy. Soc. S. Aust., v. 89, pp. 61-79. 1965.
Haines, P. W., Impact Cratering and Distal Ejecta: The Australian Record. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 52, P. 481 - 507. 2005.
Halihan, T., Dressler, A., Love, A., Xie, Y., Simmons, C. T., et al, Numerical and hydrogeophysical model of Mount Toonsina impact crater, South Australia. (Abstract). Geological Society of America, vol. 44, pp. 535. 2012. 
Moorcroft, E., Geophysical investigation, Mt. Toondina area. Quarterly Geological Notes, The Geological Survey of South Australia, v. 12, pp. 3-6. 1964.
Plescia, J. B., Shoemaker, E.M. and Shoemaker,C.S., Gravity survey of Mount Toondina impact structure, South Australia. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 99, pp. 13,167-13,179. 1994.
Plescia, J. B., Gravity investigations of terrestrial impact craters (abstract). AGU Fall Meeting,. 1993.
Plescia, J. B., Shoemaker, E.M. and Shoemaker,C.S., Gravity survey of the Mt. Toondina impact structure, South Australia (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science, v. XXII, pp. 1079-1080. 1991.
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., Impact structures of Australia (1987) (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XIX, pp. 1079-1080. 1988.
Wopfner, H., Mount Toondina - ?Diapir or astrobleme. Quarterly Geological Notes, The Geological Survey of South Australia, v. 62, pp. 20-24. 1977.
Youles, I. P., Mount Toondina impact structure. Quarterly Geological Notes, The Geological Survey of South Australia, v. 60, pp. 10-11. 1976.

 

* 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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