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Sudbury Structure, Ontario: Some Petrographic Evidence for Origin by Meteorite Impact

Bevan M. French
Science
New Series, Vol. 156, No. 3778 (May 26, 1967), pp. 1094-1098
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1721924
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Sudbury Structure, Ontario: Some Petrographic Evidence for Origin by Meteorite Impact
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Abstract

Unusual deformation structures, similar to those observed in rocks from known and suspected meteorite impact craters, are observed in inclusions of basement rock in the Onaping formation at Sudbury, Ontario. These features, which include planar sets in quartz parallel to the (0001) and (10$\overline{1}$3) planes, suggest that the Onaping formation consists of shocked and melted material deposited immediately after a meteorite impact which formed the Sudbury basin.

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