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Beaverhead Shatter Cone 38 lbs Montana Impact Crater

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Shatter cones are the only remaining visible evidence found around the Beaverhead crater's perimeter on the surface. The crater predates the Rocky Mountain orogeny, and tectonic activity has destroyed much of its morphology. Its estimated diameter is 37 miles. The crater was named for the region where shatter cones were first discovered in southwest Montana.

The evidence for impact for the Beaverhead Impact Structure resides in its shatter cones, pseudotachylites, and planar deformation features found in quartz. The age of the impact is estimated to be Neoproterozoic (600 Ma).

Shatter cones from Beaverhead make an important addition to any serious geological meteorite impact collection, as this crater is the second-known largest in the USA and the 10th largest in the world. The horsetail patterns on this shatter cone are fantastic, and they serve to make it a one-of-a-kind specimen.

Size: 17" H X 12" W X 5 1/2" D, Weight: 38 lb; Ships with Certificate of Authenticity and information about shatter cones and the Beaverhead impact structure.

Buy this spectacular shatter cone from one of the world's largest impacts and spice up your geological collection in a big way!

This scientific material is Guaranteed Authentic. It was professionally and legally collected and arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity.