Simple Lithology

impact generated material

definition Material that contains features indicative of shock metamorphism, such as microscopic planar deformation features within grains or shatter cones, interpreted to be the result of extraterrestrial bolide impact. Includes breccias and melt rocks. more like this
impact breccia more like this
impact metamorphic rock more like this
suevite more like this
tagamite more like this
tektite more like this
source Stöffler and Grieve 2007; Jackson 1997 more like this
broader composite genesis material
narrower impact generated material
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is primary topic of impact generated material