* Astronomy

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Yarrabubba crater


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
RE: Yarrabubba crater
Permalink  
 


Meteorite craters excite miners

A Western Australian exploration company is hoping an ancient meteorite crater will contain big amounts of copper and zinc.
Read more



__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

Huge Sudbury-like meteorite impact structure to be drilled for nickel

The JV between Impact Minerals (ASX: IPT) and CITIC Nickel Australia is set to commence drilling on the Yarrabubba Project, located 50 km south east of Meekatharra in Western Australia, which is believed to have most of the geological characteristics of the Sudbury mining camp in Canada . It is generally accepted that a major meteorite impact occurred at Sudbury and that this gave rise to the many large nickel-copper-pgm deposits in that area.
Read more

__________________


L

Posts: 131433
Date:
Permalink  
 

Yarrabubba crater is a 30-70 km diameter eroded impact structure situated in the northern Yilgarn Craton between the towns of Sandstone and Meekatharra, central Western Australia.
The age of the impact event is uncertain, but the crater is younger than the granite that it shocked, and which has been dated at about 2650 Ma (late Archaean).

Source

Latitude: 2710'S, Longitude: 11850'E

__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard