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The Puchezh-Katunki Impact Crater

Geology and Origin

  • Victor L. Masaitis
  • Mikhail V. Naumov
Book

Part of the Impact Studies book series (IMPACTSTUD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Geological Framework of the Puchezh-Katunki Impact Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mikhail S. Mashchak, Mikhail V. Naumov
      Pages 3-13
    3. Mikhail S. Mashchak, Mikhail V. Naumov
      Pages 15-34
    4. Victor L. Masaitis, Mikhail S. Mashchak, Mikhail V. Naumov, Tatjana V. Selivanovskaya
      Pages 35-99
    5. Victor L. Masaitis, Jeanne V. Orlova, Mikhail V. Naumov, Mikhail S. Mashchak
      Pages 101-147
    6. Mikhail V. Naumov, Victor L. Masaitis, Mikhail S. Mashchak
      Pages 149-165
  3. Impact Cratering and Origin of the Puchezh-Katunki Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Boris A. Ivanov
      Pages 183-210
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 211-213

About this book

Introduction

This book presents essential data on the geology of the Puchezh-Katunki crater – an early Jurassic crater located on the East European Platform, with an impact structure that is ca. 80 km in diameter. Offering a comprehensive guide, it reviews the studies carried out during the last several decades on this prominent but not well-known impact structure. It offers the international community state-of-the-art information on the crater with regard to e.g. structural mapping, drilling (including the Vorotilovo well, which is 5374 m deep), geophysical research, and the petrological analysis of impactites and various breccias. In addition, the book includes new results from the mineralization and crystallizations beneath this large impact crater, and suggests new models for crater formations.



Keywords

Meteorites Mineralization Early Jurassic. impactites breccias Vorotilovo deep well

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor L. Masaitis
    • 1
  • Mikhail V. Naumov
    • 2
  1. 1.A. P. Karpinsky All-Russia Institute of Geological Research (VSEGEI)St. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.A. P. Karpinsky All-Russia Institute of Geological Research (VSEGEI)St. PetersburgRussia

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