Petrology

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 82–95 | Cite as

Impactor Type and Model of the Origin of the Zhamanshin Astrobleme, Kazakhstan

  • T. A. Gornostaeva
  • A. V. Mokhov
  • P. M. Kartashov
  • O. A. Bogatikov
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Abstract

Fragments of heterogeneous cosmonegic substance (nickelphosphide Ni3P and ZnAl2) were found using high resolution analytical electron microscopic techniques, for the first time in samples from a large meteorite crater: the Zhamanshin astrobleme in Kazakstan. Inasmuch as such fragments cannot simultaneously occur in meteorite of any one type, we suggest that the impactor of the Zhamanshin crater was of comet nature.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Gornostaeva
    • 1
  • A. V. Mokhov
    • 1
  • P. M. Kartashov
    • 1
  • O. A. Bogatikov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry (IGEM)Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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