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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
56° 56' North , 43° 43' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
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

Mineral List

2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

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.
Formula: SiC
Reference: M.I. Novgorodova data


List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Semi-metals and non-metals

List of minerals for each chemical element

C MoissaniteSiC
C DiamondC
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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