Tunguska Blast site, Nizhnyaya Tunguska River Basin (Lower Tunguska River), Evenkia (Evenkiyskiy Autonomous okrug), Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||60° 54' 6'' North , 101° 54' 15'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||60.90194,101.90444|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Siberian Federal District, Russia|
Soviet Union (1922-1991)
|Köppen climate type:||Dfc : Subarctic climate|
June 30, 1908 explosion of cosmic body (Tunguska event). Burned or flattened forests over area of 2000 km2.
9 valid minerals.
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251.2 - 252.17 Ma
|Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: undivided|
Age: Early Triassic (251.2 - 252.17 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Comments: Craton cover; Petrov et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08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.