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Impactite

Impactite

  • Exhibition Text

    • Cooking with limestone

      Some of the Kaibab limestone that melted during the Meteor Crater impact mixed with solid rock and bits of meteorite. It then solidified in midair, landing as "impactites." The heated limestone released carbon dioxide gas, leaving behind porous calcium oxide. Limestone cooked in a kiln undergoes this same reaction.

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  • Collection Information

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IMPACTITE 

      Coconino County, Arizona, USA 

      AMNH T127-T128

  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Meteorites

      Keywords: Astrogeology, Collisions (Astrophysics), Impact, Limestone, Meteor Crater (Ariz.), Meteorite craters, Meteorites

      Audience: General

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