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Roter Kamm, Namibia

  • Mario Di MartinoEmail author
  • Alessandro Coletta
  • Maria Libera Battagliere
  • Maria Virelli
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Abstract

Located in the southern Namib Desert, the Roter Kamm crater has a diameter of 2.5 km with a raised rim, fractured with mostly radial faults, between 40 and 90 m high above the plain. The crater is a bowl-shaped basin filled with sand and brecciated country rock consisting of gneisses intruded by pegmatites and overlain by marble and sandstone.

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Di Martino
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alessandro Coletta
    • 2
  • Maria Libera Battagliere
    • 2
  • Maria Virelli
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute for AstrophysicsTurinItaly
  2. 2.Agenzia Spaziale ItalianaRomeItaly

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