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Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
N 44° 07'
E 109° 39'
150 ± 20


Submitted by Karl Wegmann

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Masaitis, V. L., Danilin, A.N., Maschak, M.S., Raykhlin, A.I., Selivanovskaya, T.V. and Shadenkov,Ye.M., The Geology of Astroblemes (in Russian). Leningrad, Nedra, 231 p. 1980.
McHone, J. F., Dietz, R. S., Tabun Khyara Obo crater, Mongolia: Probably meteoritic. Meteoritics, V. 11, pp. 332-333. 1976.
Shkerin, L. M., Geological structure of the crater-like feature Tabun Khara Obo (south east Mongolia) (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 35, pp. 97-102. 1976.
Suetenko, O. D., Shkerin, L. M., A proposed meteorite crater in southeastern Mongolia (in Russian). Astronomischeskii Vestnik, v. 4, pp. 261-263. 1970.


* 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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