A unique type of granite has been found during the offshore drilling operation of the peak ring around the Chicxulub Crater.
Material or rock transformed by shock into unique granite by the event that created the Chicxulub Crater.
Evidence that material can be transmuted, where it is found, by a energy discharge event or strong enough forces or even a shock.
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For its first 600m, it had to push through typical ocean sediments that have built up since the impact. But then, in the lower part of the hole, it hit the true rocks that make up the Chicxulub Crater, as it has become known.
“They’re very strange rocks,” said Prof Morgan. “The rocks have formed this feature: it’s called a ‘peak ring’. They’re very, very highly… what we call ‘shocked’. Shock pressures of many tens of gigapascals have deformed the rocks. They’re also highly fractured, and have moved long distances. So, even though they’re made of granite-type rocks, they’re amazingly different to anything else we see in the world.”
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