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Puchezh-Katun astrobleme, Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky; Gor'kii), Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russiai
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Puchezh-Katun astrobleme- not defined -
Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky; Gor'kii)- not defined -
Nizhny Novgorod OblastOblast
RussiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
56° 56' North , 43° 43' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kovernino6,759 (2012)22.4km
Katunki815 (2014)32.2km
Chkalovsk13,577 (2014)33.7km
Gorodets31,788 (2012)34.3km
Zavolzh’ye42,900 (2012)38.0km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Пучеж-Катунская астроблема


The first astrobleme (impact crater) discovered on territory of USSR (in 1965). It is located about 80 km North of Nizhnii Novgorod. The 100 km wide crater has formed within Carbon-lower Trias rocks and is covered by middle Jurassic clay beds. The estimated age of the astrobleme is 167 Ma. In modern relief it is invisible.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Grieve, R. A. (2013). Economic deposits at terrestrial impact structures. in Impact Cratering: Processes and Products, First Edition. Edited by Gordon R. Osinski and Elisabetta Pierazzo. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Moissanite
Formula: SiC
Reference: M.I. Novgorodova data

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Moissanite1.DA.SiC

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Moissanite1.3.8.1SiC

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C MoissaniteSiC
C DiamondC
SiSilicon
Si MoissaniteSiC

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Ivanov, B. A., Kocharyan, G. G., Kostuchenko, V. N., Kirjakov, A. F., & Pevzner, L. A. (1995). Puchezh-Katunki Impact Crater: Preliminary Data on Recovered Core Block Structure. Meteoritics, 30.

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