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West Hawk

Crater Name
Location
Latitude
Longitude
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Exposed
Drilled
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
West Hawk
Manitoba, Canada
N 49° 46'
W 95° 11'
2.44
351± 20
N
Y
C
-

 

Aerial Photograph

References
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Beals, C. S., Innes, M.J.S. and Rottenberg,J.A., The search for fossil meteorite craters. Ottawa Dominion Observatory Contributions, v. 4, pp. 1-31. 1960.
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.
Clark, J. F., Geomagnetic surveys at West Hawk Lake, Manitoba, Canada. Canada, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Earth Physics Branch, Geomagnetic Service of Canada, 11 p. 1980.
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Dence, M. R., A comparative structural and petrographic study of probable Canadian meteorite craters. Meteoritics, v. 2, pp. 249-270. 1964.
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Halliday, I., Griffin, A. A., Summary of drilling at the West Hawk Lake crater. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, v. 61, pp. 1-8. 1967.
Halliday, I., Griffin, A. A., Preliminary results from drilling at the West Hawk Lake crater. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, v. 60, pp. 59-68. 1966.
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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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