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Crater Name
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
N 49° 44'
E 29° 0'
165 ± 5


Image provided by Yuri Chernenko

Image provided by Yuri Chernenko

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Gurov, E. P., The characteristics of the geological structure of the eroded astrobleme in the western part of the Ukranian Shield (in Russian). Dipovidi Adademii Nauk Ukrainskoi Rodyanskoi Sotsialistychnoi Respubliky, Seriya "B", pp. 8-11. 1985.
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., Diamantiferous impactites, their distribution and petrogenesis (in Russian). Regional Geology and Metallogeny, v. 1, pp. 121-134. 1993.
Sokur, T. M., Shock Metamorphism of Quartz of the Zapadnaya Crater, LPSC XXIX, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, (CD-ROM). 1998.
Val'ter, A. A., Gurov, E. P., Ustanolennaya in predpolagaemaya rasprostranennost vzryvnykh meteoritnykh craterow na Zemle i ikh sokhrannost na Ukrainskom shchite (in Russsian). In Meteoritnye structuzy na poverkhnosti planet, Nauka, pp. 126-148. 1979.


* 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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