Claude Marchat, “Les impactites de Rochechouart”


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2009. 149 pages.

History of a meteorite crater that changed the whole geology of the region. In the time of the dinosaurs, the Rochechouart-Chassenon region was the scene of an unusual event: the fall of a meteorite. This crater seems to be the only impact of this nature recognized in France, hence the interest taken by scientists and geology enthusiasts.

This shock created unique rocks which will then be used for architecture and local heritage.

In 200 photographs and diagrams it is a scientific, precise and complete description of the event that Claude Marchat offers us.

The whole history of this unique place, from its discovery to the present day, told by a passionate and specialist in the subject.