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Suvasvesi N

Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Suvasvesi N
N 62° 42'
E 28° 10'
< 1000


View from the SW over Haapaselkä lake. Photo Sept. 2001
Submitted by Harald Stehlik

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Ohman, T., Badjukpv, D., Raitlala, J., Petrova, T., Stehlik,H., Impactites of the Paaselka and Suvasvesi South Craters, Finland, Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV. 2003.
Pesonen, L. J., A new double impact crater discovered in Finland: A consortium study is under plan. Oist-Ostersund Newsletter, pp. 5. 1994.
Pesonen, L. J., Lehtinen, M., Deutsch, A., Elo, S. and Lukkarinen,H., New geophysical and petrographic results of the Suvasvesi N impact structure, Finland (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science, v. XXVII, pp. 1021-1022. 1996.
Pesonen, L. J., The impact cratering record of Fennoscandia, Earth, Moon, and Planets, v 72, p 377-393. 1996.
Werner, S. C., Janle, P. and Pesonen,L.J., Suvasvesi N - modeling gravimetric and aeromagnetic data of a Finnish impact structure, 4th ESF Workshop, p. 38. 2000.
Werner, S. C., Plado, J., Pesonen, L.J. and Kuulusa,M., The two Suvasvesi lakes in central Finland - a possible double impact structure, Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Vol. 36, No.9, Supplement, p. A223-224. 2001.
Werner, S., Janle, P. and Pesonen,L.J., Suvasvesi N - modelling gravimetric and aeromagnetic data of a Finnish impact structure, Plado, J. and L.J. Pesonen (eds.), Meteorite Impacts In Precambrian Shields, Programme and Abstracts, the 4th Workshop of the European Science Foundation Impact Programme, Lappajarvi-Karikkoselka -Saaksjarvi, Finland, May 24-28, 2000. Geological Survey o. 2000.
Werner, S., Plado, J., Pesonen, L.J. and Kuulusa,M., The two Suvasvesi lakes in Finland - a possible doublet impact structure, Meteorites and Planetary Science, Supplement, v. 36, Sept. 2001, p. A223. 2001.
Werner, S., Plado, J., Pesonen, L.J., Janle, P. and Elo,S., A subsurface model of the Suvasvesi N impact structure, SE Finland, E. Petrovsky, A. Hirt, R. Scholger, L.J. Pesonen, C. Auborg(editors), Phys. Chem. Earth (in print). 2002.
Werner, S.C., Plado, J., Pesonen, L.J., Janle, P., and Elo, S. (2002). Potential fields and subsurface models of Suvasvesi north impact structure, Finland. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, vol. 27, pp.1237.


* 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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