Image: Impactite: Shatter cones

Impactite: Shatter cones

Impactite: Shatter cones (8 cm x 4 cm). Gosses Bluff, Northern Territory.

Photographer:
S Humphreys
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

In the Northern Territory of Australia, rocks fractured into a regular 'shatter cone' pattern by intense, sudden pressure have been found at Gosses Bluff impact crater.

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