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Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
N 48° 08'
E 33° 31'
280 ± 10


Bal'ter, A.A. Shock deformation of talc; Ternovka Astrobleme, Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. Mineralogicheskiy Zhurnal, vol.14, pp.75. 1992.
Fel'dman, V. I., Rare-Earth elements in astrobleme impactites. Geochemistry International, v. 32, pp. 24-48. 1995.
Grieve, R. A. F., Masaitis, V. L., The economic potential of terrestrial impact craters. International Geology Review, v. 36, pp. 105-151. 1994.
Gurov, E. P., Gurova, E. P., Impact structures on the Earth's surface (in Russian). Geologicheskii Zhurnal, v. 47, pp. 117-124. 1987.
Gurov, E. P., Ryabenko, V. A., Impact structures of the Ukrainian shield. International Geological Congress 27, Moscow, Field Guide Excursion 098, pp. 143-159. 1984.
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.
Masaitis, V. L., Diamantiferous impactites, their distribution and petrogenesis (in Russian). Regional Geology and Metallogeny, v. 1, pp. 121-134. 1993.
Masaitis, V. L., Diamond-bearing impactites and problems of their development. Mineral Resources of Russia: Diamonds and Gold. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium, Mineral Resources of Russia, pp. 41-43. 1995.
Masaitis, V. L., Inclusions in impactites (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 40, pp. 107-112. 1982.
Masaitis, V. L., Mashchak, M S. and Sokolova,I Yu., Hyperbaric silica phases in the Ternovka astrobleme (in Russian). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, v. 225, pp. 709-713. 1980.
Masaitis, V. L., Mashchak, M. S., Bilateral symmetry of circular impact structures of astroblemes (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 41, pp. 150-156. 1982.
Masaitis, V. L., Mashchak, M.S. and Ezersky,V.A., High-ferruginous tagamites from the Terny astrobleme (Ukrainian shield) (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XII, pp. 655-657. 1981.
Masaitis, V. L., Mashchak, M.S. and Sokolova,I.Yu., High-pressure silica phases in the Ternovka astrobleme (in Russian). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, v. 255, pp. 709-713. 1980.
Mashchak, M. S., Orlova, Z. V., Recrystallized diaplectic quartz from the Ternovskaya astrobleme (in Russian). Meteoritika, v. 44, pp. 164-167. 1985.
Nikolsky, A. P., Naumov, V.P. , Mashchak, M.S. and Masaitis,V.L., Shock metamorphozed rocks and impactites of Ternorvka astrobleme (in Russian). Transactions VSEGEI, v. 238, p. 132-142. 1982.
Nikolsky, A. P., On the genesis of tridynite-hisingerite rocks of the Pervomaiskii iron ore deposit in Northern Krivoi Roy. DAN, SSSR: Doklady Akademii Nauk, SSSR, v. 249, pp. 436-439. 1979.
Tikhonov, V. A., Karpenko, V.S., Kudlayev,A.R.and others., A breccia pipe in the northern Krivoy Rog region (in Russian). Geologiya Rudaykh Mestorozhdeniy, Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Moscow, v. 10, pp. 17-28. 1968.
Val'ter, A. A., Geochemical features of the meteoritic material in the impactites of the Terny astrobleme (in Russian). Veshchestvo i proiskhozhdenie meteoritov, pp. 85-92. 1988.
Val'ter, A. A., Lazarenko, Ye Ye., Zonality of shock metamorphism and signs of meteoritic matter in base of Ternov astroblem (Krivoy Rog) (in Russian). XX All- Union Meteorite Conference, Tallinn, pp. 35-36. 1987.
Valter, A. A., Mineralogical, geochemical, and geological data for the interpretation of the crater base structure of the complex Terny astrobleme, Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution, LPI Contribution no. 922, Sudbury , p 60-61. 1997.
Val'ter, A.A., Ryabenko, V.A., Impact craters of the Ukrainian shield (in Russian). IZD-vo Naukova Dumka, Kiev, p. 154. 1977.
Val'ter, A. A., Ryabenko, V.A. and Kotlovskaya,F.I., The Ternovka astrobleme: New and most deeply eroded meteorite crater on the Ukrainian shield (in Russian). Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, v. 2, pp. 3-7. 1981.
Val'ter, A. A., The peculiarities of the base structure of great meteorite craters on the example of the Terny astrobleme (Krivoy, ROG, UKR.) (abstract). Eighth Soviet-American Microsymposium, pp. 108-109. 1988.


* 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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