A late Cretaceous 40Ar-39Ar age for the Lappajarvi impact crater, Finland

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E.K. Jessberger
W.U. Reimold


We report on a 40Ar — 39Ar study of karnaite from the ⁓ 17 km Lappajarvi impact crater, Finland. Four samples from a 3,000 m profile across the crater center give rather well defined age plateaux and indicate complete degassing at the time of the impact event. The mean age is 77 m.y., much younger than geologically derived age estimates.

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Jessberger, E., & Reimold, W. (1980). A late Cretaceous 40Ar-39Ar age for the Lappajarvi impact crater, Finland. Journal of Geophysics, 48(1), 57-59. Retrieved from https://journal.geophysicsjournal.com/JofG/article/view/186
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