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Shatter cones can range in size from microscopic to several meters. The largest known shatter cone in the world (more than 10 metres in length) is located at the [[Slate Islands (Ontario)|Slate Islands]] in Terrace Bay, Ontario, Canada. The azimuths of the cones' axes typically radiate outwards from the point of impact, with the cones pointing upwards and toward the center of the impact crater, although the orientations of some of the rocks have been changed by post-cratering geological processes at the site.
 
==Etymology of German Name==
The evocative original German names for these structures - ''Strahlenkalk'' (= "radiating-chalk") and ''Strahlenkegel'' (= "radiating cone") - incorporate the word ''strahl'', "ray" / "beam" of ancient Indo-European provenance, cognate with Old English ''strael'', "arrow" and Russian ''streltsy'', "archers".
 
==See also==