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Puchezh-Katun astrobleme, Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky; Gor'kii), Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 56° 56' North , 43° 43' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 56.93333,43.71667
GeoHash:G#: ufp5fu3s8
Köppen climate type:Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate

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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Soviet Union (1922-1991)

Country (Former) - 3,733 mineral species & varietal names listed

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2 valid minerals.

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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

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C DiamondC
C MoissaniteSiC
Si MoissaniteSiC

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Late Jurassic - Middle Jurassic
145 - 174.1 Ma

ID: 3152092
East European, Pechora, Turanian plates

Age: Jurassic (145 - 174.1 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sandstone}, Minor{clay,marlstone,limestone}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

251.902 - 298.9 Ma

ID: 3186311
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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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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