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We explore the formation conditions and inheritance probability of zircon in impact melts and the implications of using zircon geochronology to investigate planetary impact histories. By modeling the occurrence and crystallization temperature spectrum for zircon in simulated impact melts, we predict the presence of such grains within impactites. We also report U-Pb geochronology of sieve-textured, possibly poikilitic, zircon identified in the pseudotachylyte and granophyre units present within the largest known terrestrial impact crater (Vredefort, South Africa) to explore the accuracy of these grains in dating impact events at an impact structure of known age. Zircons with similar textures have been...

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