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Suevite

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"Suevite" is derived from "Suevia", Latin name of Swabia.
An impact breccia that contains shocked and unshocked clasts in a clastic matrix along with cogenetic melt particles.

Suevite is one of the diagnostic rock-types for large impact structures. It has been described from many of the larger impact structures identified on earth.


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Baier, J. (2009): Zur Herkunft und Bedeutung der Ries-Auswurfprodukte für den Impakt-Mechanismus. Jber. Mitt. oberrhein. geol. Ver., N. F. 91, 9–29 (in German).
Baier, J. (2012): Die Bedeutung von Wasser während der Suevit-Bildung (Ries-Impakt, Deutschland). Jber. Mitt. oberrhein. geol. Ver., N. F. 94, 55-69 (in German).
Stöffler, D., Artemieva, N. A., Wünnemann, K., Reimold, W. U., Jacob, J., Hansen, B. K., Summerson, I. A. T. (2013). Ries crater and suevite revisited—Observations and modeling. Part I: Observations. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 48, 515–589.

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