Marquez crater

Marquez crater is a meteorite crater located in Leon County, Texas near the small town of Marquez about 177 km (110 mi) northeast of Austin, Texas, United States.[1]

Marquez crater
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Cretaceous rocks at center of Marquez dome
Impact crater/structure
Diameter12.7 km (8 mi)
Age58 ± 2 million years
ExposedNo
DrilledYes
Location
LocationMarquez, Texas, United States
Coordinates31°17′N 96°18′W / 31.283°N 96.300°W / 31.283; -96.300
CountryUnited States
RegionUS-TX
StateTexas
DistrictLeon County, TX
Marquez crater is located in Texas
Marquez crater
Marquez crater
Location of Marquez crater in Texas
AccessTexas 7.svg State Highway 7

It is 12.7 km (8 mi) in diameter and the age is estimated to be 58 ± 2 million years (Paleocene). The crater is not exposed at the surface, but some surface formations including the Marquez Dome are thought to be exposed portions of the rebound peak.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marquez". Earth Impact Database. Planetary and Space Science Centre University of New Brunswick Fredericton. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  2. ^ Sharpton, V. L. & Gibson, J. W., Jr. The Marquez Dome Impact Structure, Leon County, Texas. Abstracts of the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, volume 21, page 1136, (1990)