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Sunday, 23 January 2011

China's first confirmed crater stirs debate (Xiuyan Impact Crater)

China's first confirmed crater stirs debate (Xiuyan Impact Crater)



China's first confirmed crater stirs debate
by Zhou Jing, China.org.cn, January 20, 2011
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2011-01/20/content_21784587.htm

Some papers about this crater are:

Chen, M., 2008, Impact-derived features of the 
Xiuyan meteorite crater. Chinese Science Bulletin.
vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 392-395.
http://www.springerlink.com/content/9rh444147628h75w/

PDF file at 
http://www.scichina.com:8080/kxtbe/fileup/PDF/08ky0392.pdf
and http://www.scichina.com:8080/kxtbe/EN/abstract/abstract317414.shtml

Chen, M., W. Xiaoa and X. Xiea, 2010, Coesite 
and quartz characteristic of crystallization 
from shock-produced silica melt in the Xiuyan 
crater. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
vol. 297, no. 1-2, pp. 306-314.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2010.06.032

Chen, M., W. Xiao, X. Xie, D. Tan and Y. Cao, 2010,
Xiuyan crater, China: Impact origin confirmed.
Chinese Science Bulletin. vol. 55, no. 17, pp. 1777-1781.
http://www.springerlink.com/content/e113713t58060086/

Yours,

Paul H.

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