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Friday, 13 October 2006

Stalking the Wily Shattercone

Stalking the Wily Shattercone

Paul bristolia at
Fri Oct 13 14:05:35 EDT 2006

While browsing the Internet, I came across a paper, which provides
a very nice summary of the different criteria, which can be use to
authenticate a impact structure.

The paper is:

French, B. M., 2005, Stalking the Wily Shattercone: A Critical Guide for
Impact-Crater Hunters. Impacts in the Field. vol. 2 (Winter), pp. 3-10.

The Winter 2005 issue of "Impacts in the Field", which contains this
article can be downloaded from

links to other issues of "Impacts in the Field" can be found at:

Best Regards,

Paul H.

Monday, 9 October 2006

Re: Egypt's Craters Pose Geological Riddle

Re: Egypt's Craters Pose Geological Riddle

Paul bristolia at
Mon Oct 9 14:10:02 EDT 2006

In “Egypt's Craters Pose Geological Riddle”, Ron
Baalke wrote:


> Egypt's Craters Pose Geological Riddle, Larry O'Hanlon

> Discovery News October 6, 2006

There are a number of links, which provided more detail
about this ongoing controversy. They are:

1. Remarks to the origin of the craters around Gilf
Kebir and Djebel Uweinat (Egypt)and the supposed
impact craters of Libya by Norbert Brugge, Germany,
2004, at

2. di Martino, and others, 2006, Non-Impact Origin of
the Crater Field in the Gilf Kebir Region (SW Egypt).
European Space Agency First International Conference on
Impact Cratering in the Solar System ESTEC, Noordwijk,
The Netherlands, 08 - 12 May, 2006. The abstract can
be found at:

and 3. The actual presentation of the above paper can
be found at

Non-impact origin of the crater field in the Gilf
Kebir region (SW Egypt) by M. Di Martino, L. Orti,
L. Matassoni, M. Morelli, R. Serra, and A. Buzzigoli.

The 3.3 MB PDF can be found file at:

and in “40th ESLAB First International Conference on Impact
Cratering in the Solar System Agenda, Monday 8 May 2006 at:

On page 25 of the above PDF file, Di Martino and coauthors
dispute the impact origin of what has been called the “Kebira
crater” in Libya - Egypt.


Paul H.