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Agnese Fazio

Agnese Fazio is a final-year PhD student of the Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra (Earth Science Department) of Pisa University. Her thesis title is Shock Metamorphism and Impact Melting at Kamil Crater, Egypt. In 2014, she won the “Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research” for a project on the study of the high pressure minerals occurring in Kamil sandstones and the Brian Mason Travel Award for the 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society supported by the International Meteorite Collectors Association.

Kamil Crater (Egypt) a natural laboratory to study shock metamorphism and impact melting

Kamil Crater (Egypt) a natural laboratory to study shock metamorphism and impact melting

Kamil Crater is one of the most recent discovered impact craters. It was incidentally identified in 2008 by Vincenzo De Michele (Italy) during a Google Earth survey while he was searching for ruins of prehistoric settlements in a rocky desert area of the southwestern part of Egypt (22°01’06’’N, 26°05’16’’E; Figure 1). In 2010, an Italian-Egyptian […]

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