In the future we will present interesting pictures – megascopic to microscopic – from the world of our impact research in roughly monthly intervals. A small accompanying text explains the presentation and, where appropriate, links to further pages are given.
A typical polymictic impact breccia with breccia generations (breccias-within-breccias-within-breccias) – Crooked Creek impact structure, Missouri) – Arnold Spitzer collection.
Artifact-in-impactite – worldwide novelty
Impact shock feature: ballen structures from four new impact sites in Central Europe (Germany, Czech Republic)
Impact feature: thermal shock in quartz
Chiemite – carbon impact rock (impactite) – the Chiemgau impact event as namesake
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR): Emmerting #004 crater, Chiemgau meteorite impact strewn field (Bavaria, Southeast Germany)
Impact breccia in lapillistone matrix. – Rubielos de la Cérida impact basin (Spain) near Olalla.
Polymictic impact breccia dike sharply cutting through well-bedded Muschelkalk limestone. – Rubielos de la Cérida impact basin (Spain) near Olalla.
Impact sulfate melt rock from the Rubielos de la Cérida impact basin (Azuara impact event, Spain) – a rare meteorite impact signature
Trigonal and cubic Fe2Si polymorphs (hapkeite) in the eight kilograms find of natural iron silicide – a probably new class of meteorites
Enigmatic Impact Breccias Probably Linked to the Ries Crater (Germany) Impact Event -Alemonites from Bavaria and sunstones from the Czech Republic
Impact spallation – completely underestimated by impact researchers.
Rock fluidization, Azuara Impact Structure (Spain)
Shock effect in calcite. Multiple sets of closely spaced planar features (micro twins). The width of the twins is of the order of only one micrometer. Thin section micrograph, crossed polarizers. From a polymictic breccia, rim region of the Rubielos de la Cérida impact basin crater chain.