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Red Wing

Crater Name
Location
Latitude
Longitude
Diameter (km)
Age (Ma)*
Exposed
Drilled
Target Rock**
Bolide Type***
Red Wing
North Dakota, U.S.A.
N 47° 36'
W 103° 33'
9
200 ± 25
N
Y
S
-

 

References
Brenan, R. L., Peterson, B.L. and Smith,H.J., The origin of Red Wing Creek structure: McKenzie county, North Dakota. Wyoming Geological Association Earth Science Bulletin, v. 8, 41 p. 1975.
Bridges, L. W. D., Ames depression, Oklahoma: Domal collapse and later subsurface solution. Ames Structure in Northwest Oklahoma and Similar Features: Origin and Petroleum Production (1995 Symposium), K. S. Johnson and J. A. Campbell, Oklahoma Geological Survey, Norman, Oklahoma, v. Circular 100, pp. 153-168. 1997.
Donofrio, R. R., Survey of hydrocarbon-producing impact structures in North America: Exploration results to date and potential for discovery in Precambrian basement rock. Ames Structure in Northwest Oklahoma and Similar Features: Origin and Petroleum Production (1995 Symposium), K. S. Johnson and J. A. Campbell, Oklahoma Geological Survey, Norman, Oklahoma, v. Circular 100, pp. 17-29. 1997.
Gerhard, L. C., Anderson, S.B., Lefever, J.A. and Carlson,C.G., Geological development, origin, and energy mineral resources of Williston basin, North Dakota. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 66, pp. 989-1020. 1982.
Grieve, R. A. F., Masaitis, V. L., The economic potential of terrestrial impact craters. International Geology Review, v. 36, pp. 105-151. 1994.
Grieve, R. A. F., The record of impact on Earth: Implications for a major Cretaceous/Tertiary impact event. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 190, pp. 25-37. 1982.
Gurov, E. P., Gurova, E. P., Impact structures on the Earth's surface (in Russian). Geologicheskii Zhurnal, v. 47, pp. 117-124. 1987.
Herber, B.,  3-D seismic interpretation of a meteorite impact, Red Wing Creek Field, Williston Basin, western North Dakota (abstract). Geological Society of America, vol.43, pp.484. 
Koeberl, C., Reimold, W. U., Shock metamorphism at the Red Wing Creek structure, North Dakota: Confirmation fo impact origin (abstract). Lunar and Planetary Science XXVI, pp. 769-770. 1995.
Koeberl, C., Reimold, W.U. and Brandt,D., Red Wing Creek structure, North Dakota: Petrographical and geochemical studies, and confirmation of impact origin. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, v. 31, pp. 335-342. 1996.
Lukk, G. E., The Williston basin and its exploration problems. Geophysics, v. XIX, pp. 572-581. 1954.
Masaitis, V. L., Danilin, A.N., Maschak, M.S., Raykhlin, A.I., Selivanovskaya, T.V. and Shadenkov,Ye.M., The Geology of Astroblemes (in Russian). Leningrad, Nedra, 231 p. 1980.
McCaslin, J. C., Red Wing Creek - The meteor-made field. Oil and Gas Journal, v. 74, p. 79. 1976.
Ormo, J., Lindstrom, M., When a cosmic impact strikes the sea bed, Geol. Mag. V.137(1), p.67-80. 2000.
Pickard, C. F., Twenty years of production from an impact structure, Red Wing Creek field, McKenzie County, North Dakota (abstract). AAPG Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado. 1994.
Sawatzky, H. B., Astroblemes in the Williston basin. Journal of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, v. 10, pp. 23-38. 1975.
Sawatzky, H. B., Buried impact craters in the Williston basin and adjacent area. In: Roddy, D.J., Pepin, R.O. and Merrill, R.B., eds., Impact and Explosion Cratering, Pergamon Press, New York, pp. 461-480. 1977.
Spray, J. G., Kelley, S.P. and Rowley,D.B., Evidence for a late Triassic multiple impact event on Earth. Nature, v. 392, pp. 171-173. 1998.
Westbroek, H., Stewart, R., The formation, morphology, and economic potential of meteorite impact craters, CREWES Research Report v. 8, p. 1-26. 1996.

 

* pre-1977 K-Ar, Ar-Ar and Rb-Sr ages recalculated using the decay constants of Steiger and Jager (1977) Ages in millions of years (Ma) before present.

** Abbreviations: C - Crystalline Target; C-Ms - Metasedimentary Target; M - Mixed Target (i.e.sedimentary strata overlying crystalline basement); S - sedimentary target (i.e. no crystalline rocks affected by the impact event). From Osinski. G. R., Spray J. G., and Grieve R. A. F. 2007. Impact melting in sedimentary target rocks: A synthesis. In The Sedimentary Record of Meteorite Impacts, Geological Society of America Special Paper. Editors: Evans K. Horton W., King D., Morrow J., and Warme J. Geological Society of America: Boulder, in press.

***
From Koeberl,C. Identification of meteoritic components in impactites. 1998, Koeberl, C. The Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry of Impacts. 2007 and PASSC Files. (IAB, IIIAB, IIIB, IIID - Iron Meteorite)

 

 

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