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Meteorites and Tektites

Other Impact Related

These are rocks that have been affected by an impact at, or close to, the impact site. Shatter cones, impact glass, other than tektites, and impact breccias are included.

The collections contain quantities of brecciated rocks from the Odessa impact site (the WPA project, Sellards and Evans) and material from various impact sites collected by Virgil Barnes.


Suevite, an impact breccia from the Ries impact structure(Germany)

See a simulation of the Odessa impact structure


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