Luminescence Dating of the Morasko (Poland), Kaali, Ilumetsa and Tsõõrikmäe (Estonia) Meteorite Craters
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Institute of Geology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Maków Polnych 16, 61-606 Poznań, Poland
Institute of Ecology, Tallinn University, Uus-Sadama 5, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia
Institute of Physics, Silesian University of Technology, Krzywoustego 2, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Department of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Geography, Dmowskiego 16A, 80-950 Gdańsk, Poland
Online publication date: 2007-12-06
Publication date: 2007-12-01
Geochronometria 2007;28:25-29
The TL dating of sinter crust of Morasko meteorites proves that the extraterrestrial matter fell about 5000 yr BP. Similar data were obtained for the Kaali impact. The OSL analyses show incomplete bleaching of old rock material especially in the Estonian craters. Almost all data obtained for the immediate impact area indicate ages younger than the Quaternary morphogenesis. The method used seems promising for determining the age of impacts and the origin of small depressions of unknown genesis.
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