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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Really Strange Geological Structure (Landform) in Siberia, Russia

Really Strange Geological Structure (Landform) in Siberia, Russia

In "Really Strange Geological Structure (Landform)
in Siberia, Russia" at:
http://lists.drizzle.com/pipermail/rockhounds_lists.drizzle.com/2014-February/002457.html

James wrote:

"Stay skeptical, my friends!"

I agree with you that it is not an impact crater and a person
has to be skeptical of such claims given that Google Earth
fans have a habit of claiming any circular or elliptical pond,
digital artifact, or feature that they find is an impact crater.
That is why I called it a "craterwrong,"which is my
companion term to the popular "meteorwrong" of meteorite
collectors.

For examples of other craterwrongs, go see:

1. The Manuel Benavides Craterwrong and Cratermania
http://www.mail-archive.com/meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com/msg92117.html

2. Preliminary Evaluation of a Proposed “Younger Dryas
Impact” Crater
https://www.mail-archive.com/meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com/msg102013.html

3. An Evaluation of the Proposed Spratly Islands
Impact Structure
https://www.mail-archive.com/meteorite-list@meteoritecentral.com/msg115764.html

Searching the Internet, I found that The Russian landsform
has a number of names by which it is known. They include
the “Eagle Nest,” “Patomsky Crater,” " Patom Crater,"
and “Patom Cone.” I like “Patom Cone” because it is
nongeneric as to its origin.

I found one paper about the Patom Cone that argues it to
be a "cryovolcano." This paper is:

Alekseyev V.R., 2012. Cryovolcanism and the mystery
of the Patom cone. Geodynamics & Tectonophysics.
vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 289–307. doi:10.5800/GT-2012-3-3-0075.

PDF file at
http://popovgeo.professorjournal.ru/c/document_library/get_file?p_l_id=22997&folderId=69343&name=DLFE-36927.pdf
and http://gt.crust.irk.ru/images/upload/tblarticle83/magazin83.pdf

Abstract at http://gt.crust.irk.ru/article_83.html
and http://gt.crust.irk.ru/magazin2012_3.en.html

Unfortunately the main text is it Russian. As a result,
I do not know the specifics of the arguments that this
paper makes.

An extended abstract about this landform is:

Ermolin, E., O. Ingerov, and А. Saviсhev, 2012, Results of
AMT survey of Patom crater area. Extended Abstract, 21st
EM Induction Workshop Darwin, Australia, July 25-31, 2012.
http://www.21emiw.com/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=117868

Additional web pages are:

Fifth Expedition to the Patom Crater Gives Striking
Results, Lake Baikal Fund, July 27, 2011
http://baikalfund.ru/eng/news/article.wbp?article_id=480b33b9-7ac6-4e36-b390-7b6ddf10f804

Imaggeo on Mondays: Pitter-patter of little paws in Patomsky
crater. by Dmitry Demezhko, Geolog, European Geosciences
Union, February 10, 2014.
http://geolog.egu.eu/2014/02/10/imaggeo-on-mondays-pitter-patter-of-little-paws-in-patomsky-crater/

There is even a Wikipedia page about it at:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patomskiy_crater

For the people, who have Google Earth the location of this
landform is 59.28449°N 116.58954° (59.28449°N 116.58954°E)

Yours,

Paul H.