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Steinheim Shatter Cone Germany
Steinheim Shatter Cone with Sun-like Radiating Patterns - Great Classic Specimen
The Steinheim crater is a meteorite crater in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The crater is located at the northeasternmay have been formed simultaneously with it by the oblique, ENE directed impact of a double asteroid, and which may have produced several craters.
The crater is 3.8 km in diameter and the age is estimated to be 15 ± 1 million years (Miocene). The crater is exposed at the surface.
It is a well-preserved complex impact structure with a prominent central uplift. Shatter cones from the Steinheim Basin count among the most typically developed shatter cones so far known from terrestrial impact structures. Steinheim shatter cones are highly variable in their lithologic and structural properties. Some have with prominent individual or nested cones running either in one main or opposite directions, as well as cones arranged in a “sun-like” pattern radiating outward, like this specimen.
Size: 4 1/4" W X 2 3/4" H X 2 3/4" D, Weight: 419 grams
The colors and vibrant colors on this shatter cone are exceptional!
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