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Ries

Crater Name
Location
Latitude
Longitude
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Exposed
Drilled
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Ries
Germany
N 48° 53'
E 10° 37'
24
15.1 ± 0.1
Y
Y
M
Achondrite

 

High resolution digital elevation model (derived from the ERS-1/ERS-2 tandem mission in 1995; Image courtesy of M. Gottwald, DLR: German Aerospace Center)

Aumuehle Quarry - Suevite quarry in the NE of the crater.
Thick layer of Suevite can be seen. On the very right side of the picture - Bunte Breccia which is also
overlain by suevite. Photo October 2000.
Submitted by Harald Stehlik

Aerial Photo

Topography

Geological map

Digital Elevation Model with selected overlain geology - top view

Digital Elevation Model with selected overlain geology - view from south

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* 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.

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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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