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Meteor Crater (Barringer Crater), Winslow, Coconino Co., Arizona, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 1' 41'' North , 111° 1' 20'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.0280555556, -111.0225

A meteorite impact crater located about 28 km W of Winslow.

NOTE: Species listed under this file are either terrestrial occurrences that pre-existed the meteoric impact or are the results of the meteorite impact. Additional species are listed under the Canyon Diablo meteorite, which impacted the earth here. Those species occur in the meteorite itself and are distributed within, and beyond the crater.

Mineral List

7 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.

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Rogers, A.F. (1930) A unique occurrence of lechatelierite or silica glass. American Journal of Science: 19: 195-202.

Chao, E.C.T. et al. (1960) First natural occurrence of coesite, Science: 132: 220-222.

Chao, E.C.T. et al. (1962) Stishovite, a very high-pressure new mineral from Meteor Crater, Arizona, Journal of Geophysical Reseach: 67: 419-421.

Fahey, J.J. (1964) Recovery of coesite and stishovite from Coconino Sandstone of Meteor Crater, Arizona, American Mineralogist: 49: 1643-1647.

Mead, C. et al. (1965) Metallic spheroids from Meteor Crater, Arizona, American Mineralogist: 50: 667-681.

Bohn, E. and W. Stöber (1966) Coesit und Stishovit als isolierte natürliche Mineralien. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie: 89-96.

Gigl, P.D. and Dachille, F. (1968) Effect of pressure and temperature on the reversal transitions of stishovite. Meteorites: 4: 123-136.

Shoemaker, E.M. and Kieffer, S.W. (1974) Guide to the Astronaut Trail at Meteor Crater, in Shoemaker, E.M., and Kieffer, S.W., eds., Guidebook to the geology of Meteor Crater, Arizona, prepared... for the 37th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, August 7, 1974: Tempe, Arizona State University, Center for Meteorite Studies, Publication No. 17: 34-62 [reprinted 1988].

Anthony, J.W. et al. (1995) Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd. ed.: 180, 274, 383, 403.

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