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Tunguska Blast site, Nizhnyaya Tunguska River Basin (Lower Tunguska River), Evenkia (Evenkiyskiy Autonomous okrug), Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russiai
Regional Level Types
Tunguska Blast site- not defined -
Nizhnyaya Tunguska River Basin (Lower Tunguska River)Basin
Evenkia (Evenkiyskiy Autonomous okrug)- not defined -
Krasnoyarsk KraiKrai
RussiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 60° 54' 6'' North , 101° 54' 15'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 60.90194,101.90444
GeoHash:G#: y6b6qyue9
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


June 30, 1908 explosion of cosmic body (Tunguska event). Burned or flattened forests over area of 2000 km2.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
Soviet Union (1922-1991)Country (Former)
Siberian Federal District, RussiaDistrict

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Kvasnytsya, V., Wirth, R., Dobrzhinetskaya, L., Matzel, J., Jacobsen, B., Hutcheon, I., ... & Kovalyukh, M. (2013). New evidence of meteoritic origin of the Tunguska cosmic body. Planetary and Space Science, 84, 131-140.
Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Kvasnytsya, V., Wirth, R., Dobrzhinetskaya, L., Matzel, J., Jacobsen, B., Hutcheon, I., ... & Kovalyukh, M. (2013). New evidence of meteoritic origin of the Tunguska cosmic body. Planetary and Space Science, 84, 131-140.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Kvasnytsya, V., Wirth, R., Dobrzhinetskaya, L., Matzel, J., Jacobsen, B., Hutcheon, I., ... & Kovalyukh, M. (2013). New evidence of meteoritic origin of the Tunguska cosmic body. Planetary and Space Science, 84, 131-140.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Description: Gamma iron
Reference: Kvasnytsya, V., Wirth, R., Dobrzhinetskaya, L., Matzel, J., Jacobsen, B., Hutcheon, I., ... & Kovalyukh, M. (2013). New evidence of meteoritic origin of the Tunguska cosmic body. Planetary and Space Science, 84, 131-140.
Lonsdaleite
Formula: C
Reference: Kvasnytsya, V., Wirth, R., Dobrzhinetskaya, L., Matzel, J., Jacobsen, B., Hutcheon, I., ... & Kovalyukh, M. (2013). New evidence of meteoritic origin of the Tunguska cosmic body. Planetary and Space Science, 84, 131-140.
Moissanite
Formula: SiC
Reference: Kvasnytsya, V., Wirth, R., Dobrzhinetskaya, L., Matzel, J., Jacobsen, B., Hutcheon, I., ... & Kovalyukh, M. (2013). New evidence of meteoritic origin of the Tunguska cosmic body. Planetary and Space Science, 84, 131-140.
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Reference: Kvasnytsya, V., Wirth, R., Dobrzhinetskaya, L., Matzel, J., Jacobsen, B., Hutcheon, I., ... & Kovalyukh, M. (2013). New evidence of meteoritic origin of the Tunguska cosmic body. Planetary and Space Science, 84, 131-140.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Kvasnytsya, V., Wirth, R., Dobrzhinetskaya, L., Matzel, J., Jacobsen, B., Hutcheon, I., ... & Kovalyukh, M. (2013). New evidence of meteoritic origin of the Tunguska cosmic body. Planetary and Space Science, 84, 131-140.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Kvasnytsya, V., Wirth, R., Dobrzhinetskaya, L., Matzel, J., Jacobsen, B., Hutcheon, I., ... & Kovalyukh, M. (2013). New evidence of meteoritic origin of the Tunguska cosmic body. Planetary and Space Science, 84, 131-140.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Iron1.AE.05Fe
Lonsdaleite1.CB.10bC
Moissanite1.DA.SiC
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Schreibersite1.1.21.2(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Lonsdaleite1.3.6.3C
Moissanite1.3.8.1SiC
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
Iron-Fe

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC
C LonsdaleiteC
C GraphiteC
C MoissaniteSiC
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
SiSilicon
Si MoissaniteSiC
PPhosphorus
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe IronFe
NiNickel
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P

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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Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3184354
Mesozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Comments: Siberian Trap

Lithology: Flood basalt(s); mafic-intermediate volcanic 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]

Induan
251.2 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 654336
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: undivided

Age: Early Triassic (251.2 - 251.902 Ma)

Description: West Siberian Basin, Siberian Platform, Tunguska depression

Comments: Craton cover; Petrov et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08

Lithology: Volcanic rocks; lava flows, pyroclastic debris;

Reference: J.C. Harrison, M.R. St-Onge, O.V. Petrov, S.I. Strelnikov, B.G. Lopatin, F.H. Wilson, S. Tella, D. Paul, T. Lynds, S.P. Shokalsky, C.K. Hults, S. Bergman, H.F. Jepsen, and A. Solli. Geological map of the Arctic. doi:10.4095/287868. Geological Survey of Canada Map 2159A. [2]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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