Shatter-cone



noun, Geology.
1.
a small, radially striated rock structure produced by intense shock, such as generated by meteorite impact.
shatter cone
(shāt’ər)
A fractured, conical fragment of rock that has striations radiating outward from the apex. Shatter cones are believed to form when rocks are subjected to shock waves associated with a meteoric impact. They are typically between a few centimeters and a few meters long.

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