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Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
N 40° 21'
E 123° 27'
> 0.05


Chen, M. Impact-derived features of the Xiuyan meteorite crater, Chinese Science Bulletin, v.53, no.3, pp.392-395. 2008.
Chen, M., Koelberg, C., Xiao, W., Xie, X., Tan, D., Planar deformation features in quartz from impact-produced polymict breccia of the Xiuyan Crater, China. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol. 46, pp. 729-736. 2011.
Chen, M., Xiao, W, Xie, X., Tan, D. and Cao, Y., Xiuyan crater, China:Impact origin confirmed, Chinese Science Bulletin, v.55, no.17, pp.1777-1781. 2010.
Chen, M., Xiao, W., Xie, X., Tan, D., Cao, Y., Xiuyan Crater, China: impact origin confirmed. Chinese Science Bulletin, vol 55, pp. 1777-1781. 2010. 
Chen, M., Xiao, W. and Xie, X., Coesite and quartz characteristic of crystallization from shock-produced silica melt in the Xiuyan crater, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 297, pp. 306-314. 2010.
Chen, M., Yin, F., Li, X., Xie, X., Xiao, W.,; et al, Natural occurrence of reidite in the Xiuyan Crater of China. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol. 48, pp. 796-805. 2013. 
Fan, J., Lui, M., Zhao, C., Hai, Y., Xin, H., Three-dimensional Q tomography for Xiuyan meteorite impact crater. Diqiu Wulixue Bao = Acta Geophysica Sinica, vol. 53, pp. 2367-2375. 2010. 
Qin, G.J., Lu, D.R. Ou, Q. et al., The discovery of PGE anomaly and platina from Luoquanli impact crater (in Chinese), Earth Science Frontiers, v.8, pp. 333-338. 2001.
Zhao, C., Liu, M., Fan, J., Ji, J., Guo, X.; et al, High-resolution seismic exploration of Xiuyan impact crater structures. Diqiu Wulixue Bao = Acta Geophysica Sinica, vol. 54, pp. 1559-1565. 2011.   
Zhao, S.M. The discovery of a meteorite impact crater in Xiuyan County of central Liaodong Peninsula (in Chinese), Remote Sens Land Resour, v. 3, pp. 27. 2004.


* 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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