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Seelbronn Quarry, Amerdingen, Nördlinger Ries Crater, Swabia, Bavaria, Germany

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 48° 43' 20'' North , 10° 29' 18'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 48.72250,10.48861
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Steinbruch Seelbronn, Amerdingen, Nördlinger Ries, Schwaben, Bayern, Deutschland


Abandoned quarry in suevite and impact breccias containing heavily shocked biotite-plagioclase and amphibolite fragments and glass bombs (shock pressure: 16-20 GPa). Rutile is associated with two other TiO2 polymorphs: TiO2II (alpha-PbO2 structure) and monoclinic TiO2 (akaogiite, with baddeleyite-type structure).


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Tortonian
7.246 - 11.62 Ma



ID: 2608613

Age: Miocene (7.246 - 11.62 Ma)

Description: impact

Comments: Nördlinger Ries, Steinheim crater; Bunte Trümmermassen: glass-free impact breccia, predominantly sedimentary rocks and dislocated blocks

Lithology: Impact breccia, dislocated blocks, predominantly from sedimentary rock

Reference: Toloczyki, M., P. Trurnit, A. Voges, H. Wittekindt, A. Zitzmann. Geological Map of Germany 1:M. Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe. [94]

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