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Asteroid impact ejecta units overlain by iron-rich sediments in 3.5-2.4 Ga terrains, Pilbara and Kaapvaal cratons: Accidental or cause-effect relationships?

Glikson, Andrew


The significance of temporal and spatial associations between asteroid/comet impact ejecta units and overlying iron-rich sediments, including banded iron-formation (BIF), jaspilite and ferruginous shale, observed in the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia and the Barberton Greenstone Belt (BGB), Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa, is considered. Such associations include (1) 3470.1 ± 1.9 Ma impact spherule units and tsunami-type breccia overlain by jaspilite in the Antarctic Chert Member, central...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.03.045


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