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Sikhote Alin

Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Sikhote Alin
N 46° 7'
E 134° 40'


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Kestlane, Yu V., Tsvetkov, V. I., Sikhote-Alin meteor craters (in Russian). XX All-Union Meteorite Conference, Tallinn, p. 68. 1987.
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Shkerin, L. M., Results of the petrotectonic study of rocks from the Sikhote-Alin meteorite crater No. 1 (in Russian). Geotectonika, v. 4, pp. 109-115. 1973.
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Tsvetkov, V. I., Relationship between the fragmentation and distribution of the Sikhote-Alin meteorite shower and the structure of the meteorite (in Russian). Astronomicheskii Vestnik, v. 17, pp. 122-126. 1972.
Zotkin, I. T., Dabizha, A. I., Evolution of a meteorite crater as a process of random displacements (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 40, pp. 82-90. 1982.
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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.

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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