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Santa Fe

Crater Name
Location
Latitude
Longitude
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Exposed
Drilled
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Santa Fe
New Mexico , U.S.A.
N 35° 45'
W 105° 56'
6-13
<1200
N
N
M
-

 

References
Cavosie, A. J. 2014. Apatite for destruction. Goldschmidt Conference, abstract #366.
Cavosie, A. J., and Lugo, C. 2014. Shocked apatite from the Santa Fe impact structure (USA): a new accessory mineral for studies of shock metamorphism. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #1691.
Colon, D., and Cavosie, A. J. 2014. Detrital shocked muscovite from the Santa Fe impact structure. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #2033.
Fackelman, S. P., McElvain, T. H., Morrow, J. R., and Koeberl, C. 2007. Shatter cone exposures indicate a new bolide impact structure near Santa Fe, New Mexico. 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #1207.
Fackelman, S. P., Morrow, J. R., Koeberl, C., and McElvain, T. H. 2008. Shatter cone and microscopic shock-alteration evidence for a post-paleoproterozoic terrestrial impact structure near Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 270, 290299.
Lugo, C. M., and Cavosie, A. J. 2014. First report of shocked zircon at the Santa Fe impact structure (USA). 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #1839.

 

* 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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