Recent research on the Chesapeake Bay impact structure, Impact debris and reworked ejecta
Published:January 01, 2005
J. Wright Horton, Jr., John N. Aleinikoff, Michael J. Kunk, Gregory S. Gohn, Lucy E. Edwards, Jean M. Self-Trail, David S. Powars, Glen A. Izett, 2005. "Recent research on the Chesapeake Bay impact structure, Impact debris and reworked ejecta", Large Meteorite Impacts III, Thomas Kenkmann, Friedrich Hörz, Alex Deutsch
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Four new coreholes in the western annular trough of the buried, late Eocene Chesapeake Bay impact structure provide samples of shocked minerals, cataclastic rocks, possible impact melt, mixed sediments, and damaged microfossils. Parautochthonous Cretaceous sediments show an upward increase in collapse, sand fluidization, and mixed sediment injections. These impact-modified sediments are scoured and covered by the upper Eocene Exmore beds, which consist of highly mixed Cretaceous to Eocene sediment clasts and minor crystalline-rock clasts in a muddy quartz-glauconite sand matrix. The Exmore beds are interpreted as seawater-resurge debris flows. Shocked quartz is found as sparse grains and in rock fragments...