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pressure cone

noun, Geology.

shatter cone

noun, Geology.
1.
a small, radially striated rock structure produced by intense shock, such as generated by meteorite impact.
Also called pressure cone.
Origin of shatter cone
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50
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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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