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Sudbury Impact Crater Shatter Cone
The Sudbury Basin, also known as Sudbury Structure or the Sudbury Nickel Irruptive, is a major geologic structure in Ontario, Canada. It is the third-largest known impact crater or astrobleme on Earth, as well as one of the oldest.
Shatter cones are conical fractures with typical markings produced by shock waves, and they belong to the regular macroscopic shock inventory in rocks of meteorite or comet impact origins.
The Sudbury area is one of the world's major mining communities. The region is one of the world's largest suppliers of nickel and copper ores. Most of these mineral deposits are found on the outer rim of the basin.
The Sudbury impact structure has some of the most dynamic shatter cones in the world.
Distinctive, classic shatter cone "horsetailing" is easily and prominently seen in this specimen. The all-natural reddish, brown, and tan color tones accentuate its natural beauty.
This is a fantastic, attractive shatter cone from this famous impact structure. Both front and back features are some of the best!
Shatter Cone Size: 8" H X 7" W X 2 1/2" D, Weight: 5.1 lbs
Ships with Certificate of Authenticity and scientific tag. Stand included. Photo cube not included.
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