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Steen River

Crater Name
Location
Latitude
Longitude
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Exposed
Drilled
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Steen River
Alberta, Canada
N 59° 30'
W 117° 38'
25
91± 7*
N
Y
M
-

*Age recalculated using Steiger and Jager (1977)

 

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References
Carrigy, M. A., Short, M. N., Evidence of shock metamorphism in rocks from the Steen River structure, Alberta. In: French, B.M. and Short, N.M., eds., Shock Metamorphism of Natural Materials, Mono Book Corp., Baltimore, MD, pp. 367-378. 1968.
Clark, J. F., Magnetic survey data at meteoritic impact sites in North America. Geomagnetic Service of Canada, Earth Physics Branch Open File # 83-5, 30 p. 1983.
Donofrio, R. R., Survey of hydrocarbon-producing impact structures in North America: Exploration results to date and potential for discovery in Precambrian basement rock. Ames Structure in Northwest Oklahoma and Similar Features: Origin and Petroleum Production (1995 Symposium), K. S. Johnson and J. A. Campbell, Oklahoma Geological Survey, Norman, Oklahoma, v. Circular 100, pp. 17-29. 1997.
Grieve, R. A. F., Masaitis, V. L., The economic potential of terrestrial impact craters. International Geology Review, v. 36, pp. 105-151. 1994.
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.
Hildebrand, A. R., Pilkington, M. and Grieve,R.A.F., Hydrocarbon potential of the Steen River impact structure, Alberta, Canada (abstract). Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution,. 1997.
Hildebrand, A. R., Pilkington, M., Grieve, R.A.F., Stewart, R.R., Mazur, M.J. , Hladiuk, D.W. and Sinnott,D., The Steen River impact structure, Alberta, Canada (abstract). Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution,. 1997.
Mazur, M. J., Stewart, R. R. &. A. R. Hildebrand., Seismic characterization of buried possible meteorite impact structures, Lunar and Planetary Science XXX. 1999.
McClenaghan, M. B., Overview of common processing methods for recovery of indicator minerals from sediment and bedrock in mineral exploration. Geochemistry - Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 11(4), 265-278. 2011.
Officer, C.B., Carter, N.L., A review of the structure, petrology, and dynamic deformation characteristics of some enigmatic terrestrial structures, Earth Science Reviews, v. 30, pp. 1-49, 1991
Ogilvie, B. Y., Robertson, B. and Grieve,R.A.F., Meteorite impact features in Canada: An inventory and an evaluation. Unpublished Report, 180 p. 1984.
Robertson, G. A., The Steen River structure, Alberta, Canada. Subsurface indentification and hydrocarbon occurrences (abstract). Ames Structure and Similar Features - A Workshop, pp. 41. 1995.
Robertson, G. A., The Steen River structure, Alberta, Canada. Subsurface indentification and hydrocarbon occurrences. Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 100, p.385-390. 1997.
Short, N. M., Petrographic study of shocked rocks from the Steen River structure, Alberta. In: French, B.M. and Short, N.M., eds., Shock Metamorphism of Natural Materials, Mono Book Corp., Baltimore, MD, pp. 374-378. 1968.
Tooth, J., Stewart, R. R., The Steen River Structure, Alberta: Geology and oil production (abstract). AAPG Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado. 1994.
Westbroek, H., Stewart, R., The formation, morphology, and economic potential of meteorite impact craters, CREWES Research Report v. 8, p. 1-26. 1996.
Wilson, F. J., Langenberg, W, Jeffries, L, Tooth, J, Grieve, R A. F. and Berkes,Z., Proposal for scientific drilling on the Steen River structure, northwestern Alberta. Unpublished Report, pp. 1-20. 1989.
Winzer, S. R., The Steen River astrobleme, Alberta, Canada. International Geological Congress, 24th, Montreal, Canada, pp. 148-156. 1972.

 

* 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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