[meteorite-list] Terrestrial Impact Craters in Unconsolidated Sediments Questions?

From: Tracy Latimer <tracyl_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:52:10 2004
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0208101549010.7999-100000_at_netra.lib.state.hi.us>

I think that any crater in loose sediments would likely be filled in
rapidly by the same mechanisms that deposited the sediment in the first
place. You might, for a while, be able to track the crater by deformation
in the surrounding sedimentary layers, but eventually it would all even
out, leaving barely a ruffle in the geologic record. Only craters in
hard, non-disappearing rock, not sludgy mud, would have a chance of
remaining long enough for us to discover them.

Tracy Latimer
Received on Sat 10 Aug 2002 09:52:24 PM PDT

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