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Name

NEW QUEBEC

StatusConfirmed
Country Canada
CoordinatesLat. N 6117' Long.W 7340'
Diameter km 3.44
Age Ma or date 1.4 0.1
Synonyms New Quebec, Chubb, Nunavik, Ungava, Pingualuit
Remarks One of icons how impact crater should look like. New Quebec is one of the most well preserved impact structures on Earth which are larger and older than Barringer.
Some times ago Canadians want to change name of this structure to Pingualuit. This native name did not catch up. I always prefer native names but name New Quebec is too much used in sientific articles.
Impactor: chondrite.
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References
CoM 1985 Graham, Bevan and Hutchison, ''Catalogue of Meteorites'', 4th Edition, (1985).
Grieve 1988 Grieve R.A.F. et al, "Astronaut's Guide to Terrestrial Impact Craters", NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observation Project, LPI Technical Report Number 88-03, Lunar and Planetary Institute (March 1988)
Hodge 1994 Hodge, Paul W., ''Meteorite craters and impact structures of the Earth'', book, 122 pp, Cambridge University Press (1994)
Meen 1950 Meen V.B., Journ. Roy. Astron. Soc. Canada, vol.44, p.169 (1950)
Meen 1952 Meen V.B. and Richard H. Steward, ''Solving the Riddle of Chubb Crater'', The National Geographic Magazine (Jan 1952)
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