DECATURVILLE IMPACT STRUCTURE
by: Charles O’Dale
- Type: Central peak
- Age Ma: 260-323 (Geological dating)a – PERMIAN
- Diameter: 5.5 km
- Location: N 37° 53’ 38″ W 92° 43’ 00″
- Shock Metamorphism: breccia, shatter cones, planar elements in quartz and intense intragranular deformation.
aThe age of the Decaturville impact structure is not definitely known but is almost certainly post-Pennsylvanian, and may be younger than Cretaceous.
Offield, T. W., Pohn, H. A., Deformation at the Decaturville impact structure, Missouri. Roddy, D.J., Pepin, R.O. and Merrill, R.B., eds., Impact and Explosion Cratering, Pergamon Press, New York, pp. 321-341. 1977