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Name

POPIGAI

StatusConfirmed
Country Russia
CoordinatesLat. N 7130' Long.E 11100'
Diameter km 100.0
Age Ma or date 35.0 ±5.0
Synonyms Popigai Basin, Popigay, Popagai
Remarks Over 60m melt sheet, suevites and mixed breccias. Chondrite projectile.
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References
CoM 1985 Graham, Bevan and Hutchison, ''Catalogue of Meteorites'', 4th Edition, (1985).
Floran 1976b Floran R.J., Phinney W.C., Blanchard D.P., Warner J.L., Simonds C.H., Brown R.W., Brannon J.C. and Korotev R.L., "A Comparison Between the Geochemistry and Petrology of Apollo 16 - Terrestrial Impact Melt Analogs", LSC VII abstracts p.263-265 (1976)
Gallant 2000 Gallant R.A., ''Mosquitoes, Diamonds, and a Very Big Crater - Siberia's Popigai Impact Site'', Meteorite! (Feb 2000 part I and May 2000 part II)
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)
Masaitis 1972 Masaitis V.L., Mikhailov M.V., Selivanovskaya T.V., ''Popigai Basin - an explosion meteorite crater'', Meteoritics, Vol. 7, No. 1, March 30 (1972)
Simonds 1977 Simonds C.H., Phinney W.C. and Warner J.L., "Effect of Water on Cratering: A Review of Craters and Impactities on the Earth, Moon and Mars", LSC VIII abstracts p.874-876 (1977)
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