Shatter cone: Difference between revisions

Better Image of characteristic shatter cone
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[[Image:Shatter ConeStrahlenkalk.jpg|thumb|right|Shatter cone from the [[Steinheim crater|Steinheim Basin]] (type locality), Germany]]
 
'''Shatter cones''' are rare geological features that are only known to form in the [[bedrock]] beneath [[meteorite]] [[impact crater]]s or [[Underground nuclear testing|underground nuclear explosions]]. They are evidence that the rock has been subjected to a shock with pressures in the range of 2-30 [[Pascal (pressure)|GPa]].<ref name=French1998>{{cite book