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Name

TSWAING

StatusConfirmed
Country South Africa
CoordinatesLat. S 2524' Long.E 2805'
Diameter km 1.13
Age Ma or date 0.22
Synonyms Pretorian Saltpan, Zoutpan, Soutpankcrater
Remarks One of the most best preserved smaller impact craters on Earth. For some odd reason this was discredited in CoM 1985.
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References
CoM 1985 Graham, Bevan and Hutchison, ''Catalogue of Meteorites'', 4th Edition, (1985).
Hodge 1994 Hodge, Paul W., ''Meteorite craters and impact structures of the Earth'', book, 122 pp, Cambridge University Press (1994)
Reimond 1999 Reimond W.U., Brandt D., De Jong R. and Hancox J., ''Tswaing Meteorite Crater - An Introduction to...'', Popular Geoscience series 1, The Council for Geoscience, Geological Survey of South Africa, p 171 (1999)
Rohleder 1933 Rohleder H.P.T., Zeits. Deut. Geol. Gesell., vol.85, p.463 (1933)
Rohleder 1933b Rohleder H.P.T., Geol. Mag., London, vol.70, p.489 (1933)
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