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Origin of a late Eocene to pre-Miocene buried crater and breccia lens at Fohn-1, North Bonaparte Basin, Timer Sea: A probable extraterrestrial connection

Gorter, John; Glikson, Andrew


Seismic reflection data and an at least 350 m thick, PGE-rich carbonate breccia lens intersected by the Fohn-1 exploration well in the Timor Sea off northern Australia, are interpreted in terms of a buried 4.8 km-diameter impact crater of late Eocene to pre-Miocene age. The crater displays the classic elements of impact structures, including a central uplift, ring syncline, and upraised rims. The presence in the breccia of redeposited Campanian and Maastrichtian microfossils suggests rebound of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Meteoritics and Planetary Science


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