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Beaverhead Shatter Cone Beaverhead Montana Premium Large
The Beaverhead impact crater is located in the states of Montana and Idaho. This crater is the second largest impact crater in the USA (with Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater being the largest). The Beaverhead impact structure is about 37 miles wide and about 600 million years old.
Shatter cones are distinct, rare geological features found in rocks from impact craters. They are known to form in impact structures and underground nuclear explosions. Shatter cones are consider to be definitive evidence in rocks that have been deformed and subjected to incredible shock pressures.
This impact shatter cone is flame shaped and has great, pronounced classic horsetailing patterns. Either side of this shatter cone can be used to face front as both sides are exceptional. This beautiful red quartzite shatter cone was self-collected by the company on expedition on private land, with permission.
The rise of the Rocky Mountains distorted the crater, but scientists think that it was
originally over 60 miles in diameter!
Size: 6 3/4" L X 6" W X 2" D, Weight: 2.3 lbs.
Ships with tag and Certificate of Authenticity. Stand included photographic cube is not included.
This is a very fine specimen from this site. Makes a great addition to any serious geological collection.
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