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Impactite is an informal term describing a rock created or modified by the impact of a meteorite.[1] The term encompasses shock-metamorphosed target rocks, melts (suevites)[2] and mixtures of the two, as well as sedimentary rocks with significant impact-derived components (shocked mineral grains, tektites, anomalous geochemical signatures, etc.).

Some localities

  • Nördlinger Ries crater
  • Rochechouart crater
  • Wabar impact site
  • Darwin Glass from Tasmania


  1. ^ Classification and nomenclature of impactites
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